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by Seirios
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Anachronism in pronunciation with accentuation?
Replies: 4
Views: 2367

Anachronism in pronunciation with accentuation?

We know that the accent marks were only added around 3rd century BC for foreign people to learn contemporary Greek better. But this means that the accent marks only reflect the accenting situation at around that time. So, they do not mark the accenting situation in, say, Aristotle's time or Homer's ...
by Seirios
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: regularity of vowel and consonant shifts?
Replies: 4
Views: 2771

Re: regularity of vowel and consonant shifts?

Actually it's just that some differences are neutralized in certain phonological environments. Stops of the same place of articulation (e.g. p b ph) are neutralized into a "simple" one before s, the unvoiced unaspirated ("plain"). For labials, it's p, hence ps; for velars, k, hence ks; for dentals, ...
by Seirios
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Poll: Long and short syllables
Replies: 23
Views: 11178

Re: Poll: Long and short syllables

lol Nobody has talked about Japanese I guess. Legit, this is a Western forum after all... Japanese has a neat 5-vowel length distinction as well as a consonantal one, so length is not a big problem to me, though you know Latin is not the same as Japanese so there have been quite some. (I'm not a nat...
by Seirios
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Favourite Textbooks?
Replies: 16
Views: 7244

Re: Favourite Textbooks?

From alpha to omega...
by Seirios
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: [Poll] Which accent do you use for Attic?
Replies: 8
Views: 4131

Re: Which accent do you use for Attic?

Mine: Acute: short: high tone; long: low-high combination(=acute on the latter mora. sounds like a raising tone) Grave: always low/mid tone (i.e. no heightening, flat) Circumflex: high-low combination(=acute on the former mora, sounds like a falling tone) Under certain circumstances I would pronounc...
by Seirios
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Poll Abolish smooth breathings
Replies: 11
Views: 4709

Re: Poll Abolish smooth breathings

The smooth breathing mark is arguably the only reason for me to set my kindle in the landscape mode. I also have a PDF version of an excellent book discussing both Latin and Greek, and it again set me in problem as the PDF was scanned rather a bit not clearly so...imagine that ;) The Latin part is a...
by Seirios
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A few beginner's question
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

A few beginner's question

Hi. I'm learning Attic. So there are my questions... 1.What if a verb requires an infinitive/noun, and that infinitive/noun itself brings another one? E.g. If I want to say "I want to be able to teach", then should I say "ἐθέλω ἕξειν παιδεύειν"? Or, in the case of "κελεύω", how to express "he orders...