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53. A vowel before a diphthong not beginning with the same sound generally contracts with the first vowel of the diphthong; the last vowel, if ι, is subscript (5): τι_μάει τι_μᾷ, τι_μάοιμεν τι_μῷμεν, λείπεαι λείπῃ, μεμνηοίμην μεμνῴμην.

a. But ε ¨ οι becomes οι: φιλέοι φιλοῖ; ο ¨ ει, ο ¨ become οι: δηλόει δηλοῖ, δηλόῃ δηλοῖ.

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    • Raphael Kühner, Friedrich Blass, Ausführliche Grammatik der Griechischen Sprache, A. Vokale.
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