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Accents on perfect participles

Postby pster » Thu May 30, 2013 2:29 am

What the heck is going on here!? Why don't we have cirumflexes when the final vowel is short!?
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Re: Accents on perfect participles

Postby Qimmik » Thu May 30, 2013 2:43 am

What are you referring to?
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Re: Accents on perfect participles

Postby pster » Thu May 30, 2013 2:58 am

nom. λελοιπώς λελοιπυῖᾰ λελοιπός
gen. λελοιπότος λελοιπυίας λελοιπότος
dat. λελοιπότι λελοιπυίᾳ λελοιπότι
acc. λελοιπότᾰ λελοιπυῖᾰν λελοιπός


pl. n.v. λελοιπότες λελοιπυῖαι λελοιπότᾰ
gen. λελοιπότων λελοιπυιῶν λελοιπότων
dat. λελοιπόσῐ(ν) λελοιπυίαις λελοιπόσῐ(ν)
acc. λελοιπότᾰς λελοιπυίᾱς λελοιπότᾰ

All the bolded ones should be circumflexes. They are adjectives with accents on the penultimate syllables. When the ultimate is a short vowel, those accents are supposed to be circumflexes!
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Re: Accents on perfect participles

Postby pster » Thu May 30, 2013 3:31 am

Nevermind. Of course they are short vowels. Ugh. Sorry to waste your time.
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Re: Accents on perfect participles

Postby Qimmik » Thu May 30, 2013 3:32 am

The circumflex can never stand on a short vowel--only on long vowels and diphthongs. Smyth 149.2
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Re: Accents on perfect participles

Postby pster » Thu May 30, 2013 3:36 am

What happened was that there is some other accent counterexample that I haven't been able to track down and I thought this was it.
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