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τἰ and accent rules

Postby Alacritas » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:26 am

Χαίρετε!

I'm in the beginning stages of learning Greek at the moment, and I've come across something that confuses me a bit. I've tried to find an answer on Google, but am having trouble finding any results.

In Athenaze, I keep seeing τί with the acute accent preserved, whereas I was under the impression that acutes change to graves when they precede another word.

Ex. :

"τί λέγεις, ὦ θύγατερ; [...]"

"τί ποιεῖτε, ὦ δοῦλοι;"

So is it the case that all interrogatives function this way? Just "τί"?

Any help in my understanding this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: τἰ and accent rules

Postby Grochojad » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:53 pm

"τί" is an exception to the general rule of acutes becoming graves and so keeps it's accent unchanged.
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