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Accentuation: ádmonē OR admónē

Postby jaihare » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:37 am

In Wheelock chapter 3, we find the following translation Latin-to-English exercise:

10. Sēcrētē amīcōs admonē; laudā palam.

I'm wondering about the accent on the word admonē. Should it be penultimate (admónē) or antepenultimate (ádmonē)? Of course, the form of monē is penultimate, since it's a two-syllable word. By the regular rules, I would expect it to be antepenultimate. Is there something special in the word because it has a prefix (ad-monēre)?

Thanks!

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Re: Accentuation: ádmonē OR admónē

Postby Craig_Thomas » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:36 am

It is accented on the antepenult; it doesn't matter that ad is a prefix.
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Re: Accentuation: ádmonē OR admónē

Postby jaihare » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:43 am

Craig_Thomas wrote:It is accented on the antepenult; it doesn't matter that ad is a prefix.


Grātiās tibi agō, Ō mī amīce.

Iāsōn (accent corrected per other thread)
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