chad wrote:hi, well it's possible that she was talking about augmented non-compound verbs (rather than prefixed prepositions in compound augmented verbs) but i doubt it, it wouldn't be helpful that often... i mean if you have a 2-syllable verb beginning with a short alpha or iota say, it would help, i.e. the augmented imperfect would be circumflexed on the initial vowel, but the unaugm imperf would keep the acute, i.e. the circumflex would show the augmentation (the vowel otherwise looking the same, see the table of contractions of vowels). but that isn't going to help all that often.
Ah, ok. That's more like what I had in mind; that's probably what she was talking about too. Perhaps I overemphasized its utility.
if you want to practice accents i recommend probert 2003. you can finish the whole thing in a weekend, it's good.
Hey, that looks great. Reasonably priced, and I'm glad to see that it includes answers at the back for self-checking. Do you remember how many pages it has? If I can find it at a library, maybe I'll try to photocopy it. Thanks for the tip.
When searching for it, I also saw this
, but at 480 pgs that might not be in my plans anytime soon.