Accenting (was rough breathing)

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Tue Jan 29 19:07:25 EST 2002


In a message dated 1/29/2002 6:52:12 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
michaelhaggett at onetel.net.uk writes:



>I am convinced that our current accentuation system is not
>intended to have anything to do with pronunciation, and we would
>all be far better off ignoring it completely as a guide to
>pronunciation.  Personally, I believe that anyone who develops
>any fluency in Koine Greek can only do so by ignoring the
>accents we have added, at least some of the time.  I'll say
>more on the subject if anybody really wants me to,
>but I'll sign off for now.



What then do you suppose the intention of the accents was?

gfsomsel



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