Talk:ἀκτίς

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Length of the alpha[edit]

@JohnC5, Erutuon, Angr: What do you think of this? --Barytonesis (talk) 22:52, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

I doubt there's any specific evidence without an etymology, but I would have assumed the alpha was short. — Eru·tuon 00:53, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
I agree. If the connection with अक्तु (aktu) is right, it must be short, and even if it isn't, short is more likely. The consonant cluster and the word-final accent make direct evidence impossible. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 05:48, 26 July 2017 (UTC)