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Breathing mark on -eu-

Postby Bert » Wed Jul 30, 2003 10:43 pm

As a rule the breathing mark on a diphthong is above the second vowel.<br />Why is it over the first when the word is a compound word starting with [face=SPIonic]e)u/[/face].<br />I see that eu itself is listed both ways -[face=SPIonic] e)u/ - eu)=[/face].
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Re:Breathing mark on -eu-

Postby annis » Wed Jul 30, 2003 11:07 pm

[quote author=Bert de Haan link=board=2;threadid=331;start=0#2367 date=1059605031]<br />I see that eu itself is listed both ways -[face=SPIonic] e)u/ - eu)=[/face].<br />[/quote]<br /><br />The first version means the editor of your text thinks the word was pronounced as two short syllables, and in the second case as a diphthong. The meter will determine which one is used.<br /><br />--<br />wm
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