[b-greek] Re: Accent question

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Thu May 17 2001 - 12:35:57 EDT

At 10:48 AM -0400 5/17/01, Rodney J. Decker wrote:
>Does the combination breathing mark/grave accent over the same letter ever
>occur (rough or smooth)?
>It could only occur on a one-syllable word (since grave can stand only on
>the ultima and breathing marks only on the first). Most Greek fonts include
>such a composite character, but I've read through quite a few NT chapters
>and rummaged in several grammars (& Carson's book on accents), without
>finding such a creature. But I'd not want to dogmatize on that skimpy
>evidence. (Do any of the grammatical search programs [Accordance, Gramcord,
>BibleWorks, etc.] allow searching for such diacritics?)

I think Helen Brown has already answered you on the Accordance Users List
how to search for it, but it's really pretty common, if you think of it:
the relative pronoun neuter singular [ (\O ] or plural [ (\A ] falls right
into that category--unless it's followed immediately by an enclitic. It
also is pretty common on )\AN with a subjunctive.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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