Forgive the simple question, but I'm slightly confused by the placing of accents in the answer given (in the Independent Study Guide) to the following question: He is and he is not.
ἔστι καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν.
(My attempt was ἐστί καὶ οὐκ ἐστί.).
Why has ἐστί become ἔστι?
I assume it's because ἐστί is enclitic, but according to Wikisource (I know, I know), this isn't the case:
... neither of which appear to apply here. The change isn't explained in JACT as far as I can tell. What have I misunderstood, please?Enclitics at the beginning of a sentence or clause retain their accent. Enclitics used emphatically also retain their accent.
ἐστί is written ἔστι at the beginning of a sentence, if it follows οὐκ (ouk), μή (mḗ), εἰ (ei), ὡς (hōs), ἀλλ’ (all’), τοῦτ’ (toût’), and in the phrase ἔστιν ὅτε (éstin hóte, “sometimes”).