Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek • Re: Why is τούς an oxytone but τοῦ is a perispomenon?

If a word ends in ...LS (that is, a L[ong] and then a S[hort] vowel), it can either be accented on the L or on the S. If the accent is on the L, that accent must be circumflex.

Example: ψῦχος.

But ψυχρός is not a violation, because its accent falls on the S at the end.

And the rule says nothing about either τοῦ or τούς, because they are not LS, but instead just L. Other examples of the same would be πούς and πῶς. And the rule says nothing about ...SS either, ex. ὄνυξ or ὄνος or ὀπός.

Statistics: Posted by jeidsath — Wed Oct 04, 2023 3:04 pm

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