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Double Contraction in Verbs with -oέω?

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Double Contraction in Verbs with -oέω?

Postby Gregorius » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:02 am

I'm on Unit 6 of "Teach Yourself Complete Ancient Greek" by Gavin Betts and Alan Henry, and I've come across a couple of verbs in the vocabulary that end with -oέω. Do they undergo a double contraction (e.g. pres. ind. act. oινoχῶ, oινoχoῖς, oινoχoῖ, oινoχoῦμεν, oινoχoῖτε, oινoχoῦσιν)?
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Re: Double Contraction in Verbs with -oέω?

Postby annis » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:21 am

Nope, verbs get one stem contraction apiece.

The only regular instance of double contraction I can think of is in names that end in -κλης (Smyth §265).
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Re: Double Contraction in Verbs with -oέω?

Postby Gregorius » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:32 am

That's surprising! Given the Greeks' aversion to hiatus BETWEEN different words, one would think they'd elide/contract as much as possible WITHIN the same word. Interesting. So I guess the correct conjugation would be oινoκoῶ, oινoκoεῖς, oινoκoεῖ, oινoκooῦμεν, oινoκoεῖτε, oινoκooῦσιν

Thanks for clearing that up!
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