The accusative form(s) of the personal pronoun εγω

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PhillipLebsack
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The accusative form(s) of the personal pronoun εγω

Post by PhillipLebsack » March 17th, 2018, 5:22 am

Well, this is definitely a basic level question...

I'm wondering why μὲ sometimes has an epsilon in front of it (ἐμὲ). I thought that it was because the preceding word ended in a consonant and adding the epsilon made it sound better when speaking the language (similar to the movable ν?)... but i've come across ἐμὲ in the NT where the preceding word does not end in a consonant... it's inconsistent...

Is there a different understanding of this?
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Robert Crowe
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Re: The accusative form(s) of the personal pronoun εγω

Post by Robert Crowe » March 17th, 2018, 8:18 am

ἐμέ is more emphatic than its enclitic form με.
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