Sophia says: More about augments

I have already explained about augments (and reduplication) if verbs begin with a consonant: the syllabic augment ε- is added before the first consonant of the verb stem.

If verbs begin with a vowel, a temporal augment normally lengthens the first vowel as follows:

α – η
ε – η
ο – ω
αι – η˛
αυ – ηυ
ει – η˛
ευ – ηυ
οι – ω˛

Note also that in compound verbs which have a preposition added to the stem, the augment normally stands between the preposition and verb stem, e.g. ‛υπερεβαινον.

Sophia the donkey

Sophia the donkey

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