froggg wrote:About the "charta" example: in Adler's scheme a penultimate syllable long-by-position would get the acute, but what if it is also long-by-nature? I was interpreting the "long-by-position" cases as "when it is long only by position, but not by nature".
froggg wrote:I guess my confusion originated from the fact that, unlike Wheelock, Adler marks short vowels with their own macron in some occasions.
adrianus wrote:froggg wrote:I guess my confusion originated from the fact that, unlike Wheelock, Adler marks short vowels with their own macron in some occasions.
That I don't get. Where is there an example of that?
adrianus wrote:According to the ancient grammarians, the penultimate has a circumflex accent only when the penultimate is long by nature and the last syllable short.
froggg wrote:For example in the first "batch" of vocabulary at page 9: Taenia has the short macron on the i, Pileus and Pileum on the e, Saccharum on the a, the genitive Salis on the a.
adrianus wrote:Writers and editors may disagree; they may make mistakes, too.
Auctores ac redactores inter se et dissentiant et errent.