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Quoting from Daniels and Bright's THE WORLD'S WRITING SYSTEMS
Section 22: The Greek Alphabet by Leslie Threatte,
"...when the initial letter of a dipthong containing the iota subscript
is a capital, it forces the writing of the iota as adscript, and the
diacritial marks must go to the left of the initial capital, not over
the iota adscript, e.g. Ἃιδες haídēs [háːjdeːs] ‘Hades’. Text
entirely in capitals never contains any diacritical marks in either
ancient or modern Greek, e.g. ΕΓΕΝΕΤΟ egéneto [eɡéneto]
‘it became’. "
("diacritial" is not my typo...)
So, ᾋδες should display similar to Ἃιδες and not ᾋδες.
Does anyone know why the iota subscript has been used
with the capital vowels on the charts?
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