chad wrote:hi, yep but that section in smyth is talking about compound verbs. that's not the case with the e.g.s above.
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.
if you want to practice accents i recommend probert 2003. you can finish the whole thing in a weekend, it's good.
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