I tried to make my title as clear and brief as possible. If you still don't understand, I'm going to explain here, anyway: My question is whether it is correct and acceptable to write θά 'θελα as opposed to θα 'θελα? I know in the old days it even used to be written as one word, θάθελα. In my mind, it makes sense to move the accent from the removed eta onto the alpha since we wouldn't know where to accentuate in speech... or at least, not a native speaker or a learner of Greek would. When I have been teaching (and also in personal correspondence), I've been writing it as θά 'θελα (mainly because I'm asked about pronunciation otherwise) but some of my friends have told me it's incorrect. One even said she'd never seen it written like that before (I later found out her Greek was actually quite bad for a native)! Anyway, hope that's enough information for you to be able to explain to me which is the form I should be writing in order to write good Greek well . Many thanks in advance!