Talk:ἀνήρ

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Where did the δ in the dual come from?

Forms with medial -δ- reflect zero-grades of the PIE stem, with PIE *-nr- > Greek -νδρ-, cf. Sihler 224.1 --Ivan Štambuk (talk) 22:05, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Epic dialect[edit]

It might be a good idea to include a table of short-alpha forms for Epic, since I did a search of the Odyssey, and both short- and long-alpha forms occur. Otherwise, the absence of a specifically labeled table of short-alpha Epic forms may lead readers to assume these forms don't occur. — Eru·tuon 21:37, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Perhaps there should be a way to indicate to the pronunciatino module that it can be either short or long. That way the two variants will be given for 5th century Attic, while only listing one form each for the later dialects. That will be better than having two tables. --WikiTiki89 21:44, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
But also, how do you tell that it is long or short from the text? --WikiTiki89 21:45, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
@Wikitiki89: By scanning the meter. I learned how to do that back when I studied Homeric Greek. — Eru·tuon 21:48, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
Also, does your research only apply to the nominative singular, or to the other forms as well? --WikiTiki89 21:52, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
I did a regex search for ἀν[ηεήὴέὲ]ρ (probably the graves were overkill), so I found any forms that don't have the stem ἀνδρ- (andr-). I just looked at a couple till I found that they had both long and short alpha. — Eru·tuon 21:55, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
I think it would be important to make sure we know specifically which forms both lengths occur for. --WikiTiki89 22:14, 2 May 2017 (UTC)