At the time of Plautus and Terence was this still pronounced as a diphthong or just as a long a?
I think monophthongisation of iota subscriptum already started in classical times and continued through Hellenism... it may depend on the dialect, but I'd assume there is a good chance that most speakers did not pronounce it as a diphthong anymore by that time.At the time of Plautus and Terence was this still pronounced as a diphthong or just as a long a?
If you can do a pitch accents, by all means, go for it.And what about pitch accents. The teacher seems to encouraging us just to use a stress accent. It seems like heresy!
Read Vox Graeca... I might have shared a link for it somewhere. But it is an accepted feature of the restored model in practical use if you care at least about any consensus at this point in time.Are the accents similar to tones in Chinese? How certain are we of their values?
It seems to me that the easiest way to remember them is to pronounce them.