Re: Re- Teaching accents

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Wed Sep 20 1995 - 11:09:18 EDT

At 9:34 AM 9/20/95, James D. Ernest wrote:
>On Wed, 20 Sep 1995, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>> While it is certainly true that the accents help to distinguish words that
>> are spelled the same way, can anyone demonstrate any other value to
>> teaching them or writing them?
>Ritual/religious value. If Greek students aren't circumflexed
>by the 8th session, do they really have any share in the
>DIAQHKH? The pain may be acute, but skipping it is a grave

I DO see your point: the absence of a PERISPWMENON is the grammatical
equivalent of AKROBUSTIA! And what is the syntactical equivalent?

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
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