vir litterarum wrote:So would a compound such as λοπαδοτεμαχοσελαχογαλεοκρανιολειψανοδριμυποτριμματοσιλφιοκαραβομελιτοκατακεχυμενοκιχλεπικοσσυφοφαττοπεριστεραλεκτρυονοπτοκεφαλλιοκιγκλοπελειολαγῳοσιραιοβαφητραγανοπτερύγων be pronounced without any changes of pitch until the penultimate syllable?
This is interesting.
I speak modern greek everyday, so i tried to read this multiword and i noticed that my pronouncation was without any changes of pitch until ρύ
- γων . I assume that probably the same was the rule in ancient greek.
I have to tell you that since the landscape of Greece is wild and full of mountains the differences of the language from town to town are many, even now in 21st century. So i think that the subject that we discuss has no easy answer.
Πεντακόσια + Mέδιμνα = Πεντακοσιομέδιμνος