A School Grammar of Attic Greek

Thomas Dwight Goodell


9. The accented syllable is marked with one of three signs, called accents. These are

The acute accent (´): ὁδός.

The circumflex accent (˜): τῆς ὁδοῦ.

The grave accent (`): τὴν ὁδόν.

a. These indicate changes of pitch, or speech-tune, not of stress, in the ancient pronunciation. But now, both in Greece and elsewhere, all alike are pronounced as a simple increase of stress, like the accent in English.

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