ἢ οὐκ Aesch. Seven 100 “ἀκούετ᾽ ἢ οὐκ ἀκούετ᾽ ἀσπίδων κτύπον;” Hom. Od. 4.682 “ἢ εἰπέμεναι δμωῇσιν Ὀδυσσῆος θείοιο.” Such “synizesis” points to the rapidity and ease of ancient Greek pronunciation: see J. H. H. Schmidt, Rhythmik und Metrik §3 （p. 9 of Eng. tr. by Prof. J. W. White）.
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