Krasis, elisis and hiati

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Krasis, elisis and hiati

Post by nefercheprure » Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:48 pm

I wonder, is there a rule that tells when to use krasis, when to elide the final vowel, and when to leave hiatus? (I mean in prose, in verse it is dictated by the metrum)
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Post by whiteoctave » Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:04 pm

in which style do you mean? the rules tend to vary between the authors, the tightest ones being employed (surely) by Isocrates. can you specify which kind of Greek, as such things were of course at the discretion of the author.

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P.s. surely the pll. are kraseis, elisiones, hiatus?

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Post by Thucydides » Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:00 pm

Don't forget prodelision

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Post by nefercheprure » Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:48 am

I meant any style. I meant any rule, that is more specific then:
,,sometimes it happens.``

Isocrates sounds good. Maybe [Demosthenes, Plato, or Xenofon]'s style would be good as well. It really does not matter as long as it is (a) Attic prose (b) consistent rule set (c) based on real evidence.

(a) can be replaced by any single dialect (prose only) (Poikile Ias, Doric prose (eg. Archimedas), Archaia Ias, Koine, Aeolic dialect), but Attic dialect is prefferable for me, for I do not know enough of the other dialecti.

edit: And yes, I am interested in the rules for prodelision usage as well, though omitting it in the first place. (I could not recall the name of that particular phenomenon)
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