Definitions

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  • adjective of or using the Greek system of diacritics which employs the rough and smooth breathings and the grave, acute, and circumflex accents. Replaced by the monotonic system in 1982.

Etymologies

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From poly- +‎ tonic.

Examples

  • I only get the "acute" accent, and it bothers me, because Elytis was a firm partisan of the polytonic system I happen to agree with him on this, but I actually enjoy much more Cavafy and Seferis.

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  • This is not asking too much I would never say they had to write in polytonic, because I tried it and I know it doesn't work properly on any browser.

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  • That is only one more thing that confuses me about that online edition, along with the lack of any accent notation given the many problems with Unicode polytonic, I'm fine with the romanization, even though it slows down the reading, but how about marking the accented letters as you and I just did?

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  • Fewer people will be able to render it correctly, though for various reasons, but most often the font employed doesn't contain the precomposed polytonic characters and the browser can't adequately substitute for them.

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  • I expect the author of the sampler page would include a polytonic version if you cared to submit one.

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  • Anthropology is derived from the two Greek words ( '' {{polytonic | ανθροπος}} '') meaning man and ( '' {{polytonic | λογος}} '') meaning word or study.

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  • Don't ask me what in the world the accents and squiggly bits in polytonic Greek mean; I haven't the slightest clue.

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  • They were working on rekeying and marking up an art-history book with extended segments of polytonic Greek text.

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  • Their keying vendor took one look and said "no way do we key polytonic Greek."

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  • They were working on rekeying and marking up an art-history book with extended segments of polytonic Greek text.

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