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by QMord
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Length of -οι
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Length of -οι

I'm reading Introduction to Attic Greek and Mastronarde says οι at the end of a word is short. Does he mean at the very end of the word or in the last syllable.

For example, In the word ψήφοις is οι long or short?

Thanks
by QMord
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The position of debere in a sentence
Replies: 1
Views: 1320

The position of debere in a sentence

I've seen debere switch position back and forth with its infinitive and I was curious what these different orders put emphasis on in the sentence (if they change anything at all). Quid debeo cogitare? Quid cogitare debeo? For these two questions is there a subtle difference between their translation...
by QMord
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
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Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Salvete :D I love Ancient Greek and Roman history, but up until now I've just been reading about Roman and Greek culture. I'd like to actually read all of the classics in the languages they were written in. I'm also interested because pretty much any academic work pre 18th/19th century was written i...
by QMord
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronunciation of moneō
Replies: 6
Views: 2879

Pronunciation of moneō

Wheelock's Latin says that a short o is pronounced like the o in off or orb and that a long ō is pronounced like the o in clover.

Why is moneō pronounced 'm oh nay oh' instead of 'mah nay oh' ?