annis wrote:The leading diphthong, Îµá¼°-, is already as long as it can be. Homer might contrive to augment such stems (cf. á¼”ÎµÎ¹Ï€Î¿Î½) but not in later Greek.
Edit: I'd add that initial Îµá¼°- in verbs often seems to be an oddball.
Yeah, but the regular form with out the preposisiton, Îµá¼°ÎºÎ¿Î½Î¹Î¶Ï‰
has the kind of look I'd expect. The Perfect principle part is: Î·ÎºÎ±ÏƒÎ¼Î±Î¹
. Why that didn't carry over to the for with a preposition, I don't know. Oh yeah, it must be because principle parts on the whole are from the Devil!