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[face=SPIonic]Geía sou[/face]<br />I'd like to know if the accents (grave, acute, and circumflex) were pronounced as in Mandarin Chinese (high-falling, low-rising, and high-falling suddenly to low-rising again). They exist in Spanish and Latin (except the circumflex) but are not tonilised. [face=SPIonic]Euxasistw' gia to boh'qhma saj[/face]
Until recently I thought it was so, and in some manner it seems quite so. But in definition it's rather "high" pitch, "a little high" pitch, and their combination, respectively. See Smyth 150 and try here.<br /><br />I recollect there was recently a posting about the tones of poetic greek study, but I cannot locate it.<br />