TOPICS Accent and Accent-Marking in Ancient Greek The Last 3 Syllables and the Accents Persistent Accentuation |
The penult, if short and accented, must have the acute. If long and accented, the penult has the acute if U is long, the circumflex if U is short. This variation depends on the rule of contonation and mora. Short P – length of U does not matter: πόνον – short P, short U πόνων – short P, long U Long P – length of U determines accent: δῶρον – long P, short U δώροις – long P, long U |