Textkit Logo

Tilde accent over iota?

Here's where you can discuss all things Ancient Greek. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get translation help and more!

Tilde accent over iota?

Postby jamesbath » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:51 pm

χαίρετε,

What accent does the tilde character, seen over the iota in the word below, indicate when using the Greek Word Study Tool?

ἀγνοεῖς

Is it a normal Greek accent or peculiar to the word study tool?
Thanks.
jamesbath
Textkit Member
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:51 am
Location: Charleston, SC, USA

Re: Tilde accent over iota?

Postby spiphany » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:16 pm

It's a version of the circumflex. Some fonts use the one that looks like a half circle, some use the one that looks like a tilde. It's like the lunate vs. regular sigma.
IPHIGENIE: Kann uns zum Vaterland die Fremde werden?
ARKAS: Und dir ist fremd das Vaterland geworden.
IPHIGENIE: Das ist's, warum mein blutend Herz nicht heilt.
(Goethe, Iphigenie auf Tauris)
spiphany
Textkit Enthusiast
 
Posts: 425
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:15 am
Location: Munich

Re: Tilde accent over iota?

Postby jamesbath » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:22 pm

spiphany wrote:It's a version of the circumflex. Some fonts use the one that looks like a half circle, some use the one that looks like a tilde. It's like the lunate vs. regular sigma.


That's good to know. Gratias tibi ago!
jamesbath
Textkit Member
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:51 am
Location: Charleston, SC, USA


Return to Learning Greek

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bedwere, Bing [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 52 guests