From: Randall Buth (ButhFam@compuserve.com)
Date: Thu Mar 07 2002 - 19:41:48 EST
>Really?!! How so? I don't see how hearing it would have clarified it
>whatsoever. I could, however, be wrong so please explain.
It would have helped to quote a fuller part of my reply:
>>both IDEIN and AKOUSAI are aorist.
>>It would have helped to have been hearing these forms.
>>The accent on IDEIN is idEIN (final syllable).
>>And aorist of course, is the default/simple infinitive for most verbs.
Aorist infinitives that do not use -sai
will attract the accent on their -ein:
LABEIN is accented on -EIN
EUREIN is accented on -EIN
ELQEIN is accented on -EIN
BALEIN is accented on -EIN
KAI TA LOIPA
[[Of course, that is not an absolute indication, because verbs with
"hidden -E-" will also accent continuative infinitives in -EIN
POIEIN (accented -EIN) vs. POIHSAI (accented -H-)
BOHQEIN (accented -EIN) vs. BOHQHSAI (accented -QH-)
FILEIN (accented -EIN) vs. FILHSAI (accented -LH-)]]
Nevertheless "it would have helped to be hearing these forms"
and IDEIN hits the eye-brain-ear as "idEIN" (accent on -EIN)
and a reminder of its aorist stem-iness.
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