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Post by GlottalGreekGeek » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:18 am

...can the last syllable in verb forms which end in ai (gignomai, essetai, etc) be scanned as short without correption? I'm talking about general lyric poetry.

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Post by Skylax » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:04 am

I don't think so. the -ai in αἰδεῖσθαι, Iliad, 1, 377 seems to be long by nature, although it is short regarding the accent...

The same in γουνάσομαι, Iliad, 1, 427.

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Post by annis » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:36 pm

GlottalGreekGeek wrote:...can the last syllable in verb forms which end in ai (gignomai, essetai, etc) be scanned as short without correption? I'm talking about general lyric poetry.
Nope. Sometimes it'll elide away entirely, or it can corrept, but otherwise it scans long.
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Post by GlottalGreekGeek » Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:58 pm

Thanks. I just got it confused with it being short in regards to accent sometimes.

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