chad wrote:i read in smyth (section 6 and 25) that the "diphthongs" ei and ou formed by contraction or compensatory lengthening were not pronounced as a glide (i.e. "eh-ee" or "oh-oo") but as long vowels only (so "ay" and "oo").
i don't have vox graeca... does anyone have any more info on the pronunciation of spurious diphthongs?
i'm trying to get the pronunciation of the iliad approximately right in particular. could someone please pick out for me, as examples, some spurious diphthongs in the first few lines of the iliad? (so i know how to find them in homeric greek).
Emma_85 wrote:these 2 dots over a word (I don't know what they're called).
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