Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

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Yup, can confirm there's no key for the accentuation. I've been using Perseus to spot check forms I was unsure of.
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For people like me who struggle with the accentuation rules, James Tauber has a few resources that may be helpful.
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OK, here's one I'm having difficulty with. Can someone help me understand the difference in accentuation for παιδεύσαι (optative) versus παίδευσαι (imperative) versus παιδεῦσαι (infinitive)?
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Jonathan Robie wrote: January 18th, 2018, 4:08 pm OK, here's one I'm having difficulty with. Can someone help me understand the difference in accentuation for παιδεύσαι (optative) versus παίδευσαι (imperative) versus παιδεῦσαι (infinitive)?
The παιδεύσαι is just the recessive accent treating the αι as long (because optative, see below).
The παίδευσαι is just the recessive accent treating the αι as short.

Both αι and οι are considered short at the end of a word unless optative.

The first aorist infinitive is always properispomenon (suggesting an original contraction, but what that contraction was doesn't really matter here)
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What a clear, concise answer! Thanks.
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NathanSmith wrote: January 14th, 2018, 4:29 pm OK, here we go. Among other things, this should provide good polytonic typing practice. :-)
Remember there's my polytonic Greek typing tutor at:

http://cq170.us1.eldarioncloud.com

The instructions are just for macOS but if someone with other keyboards can help, I can add other instructions.
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ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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EricSowell wrote: January 13th, 2018, 2:06 pm Let's start next week. Lesson 1 due Saturday :)
What time Saturday? Later is better for me at this rate ;->
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As late as you want, as long as it's Saturday!
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jtauber wrote: January 18th, 2018, 4:53 pm Remember there's my polytonic Greek typing tutor at:

http://cq170.us1.eldarioncloud.com
Very cool!
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