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Τί ἀναγνώσομαι ἠχωγραφὰς ποιῶν;

Χαίρετε, ὤνθρωποι. Ἤδη μὲν σχεδὸν τετέλεκα ἀναγιγνώσκειν τὸ Greek Ollendorff, δωρεὰν ἠχωγραφὰς ποιῶν,νῦν δὲ ἐρωτῶ ὑμᾶς· τί βιβλιον χρηστότατον ἔσται τοῖς τὴν Ἑλληνικὴν μανθάνουσιν; Ὁ δὲ φίλος μου ὁ Στέφανος ἐν νῷ ἔχει τὸ Easy selections adapted from Xenophon (1906), περὶ οὗ ὁ ἄλλος φίλος μου ὁ Μᾶρκος ὧδε γέγραφεν. Τί λέγετε ὑμεῖς;

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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula vicesima quinta, pars prima

TABULA VICESIMA QUINTA (pars prima)
ΠΙΝΑΞ Ο ΠΕΜΠΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ (μέρος τὸ πρῶτον)

Several interrogative (asking) expressions. Variae formulae percunctandi. Ποικίλαι τοῦ ἐρωτᾶν ῥῆτραι.

What’s happening? What’s going on? Quid agitur? Τί πράττεται;

What happened? Tell me where the other people are. Quid factum est? Cedo, cedo alios. Τί πέπρακται; εἰπέ μοι, ὅπου εἰσὶν ἄλλοι.

How have you come to suspect that? Quid tibi ista incidit suspicio? Πῶς ταύτην τὴν ὑποψίαν ἔχεις;

How do you ...
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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula vicesima quarta, pars quarta

TABULA VICESIMA QUARTA (pars quarta et ultima)
ΠΙΝΑΞ Ο ΤΕΤΑΡΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ (μέρος τὸ τέταρτον καὶ ἔσχατον)

Several common expressions (cont.)

Let’s cast (draw) lots for this, let's toss for this. Res revocetur ad sortem (sorte dijudicetur). Κληρώμεθα.
Διὰ τοῦ λαγχάνειν διακρίνωμεν.

Come, let’s leave (omit) these things. Age, omittamus ista. Ἄγε, ταῦτα παραλείπωμεν.

Now let’s see the other things. Jam porro videamus cetera. Ἐπὶ τοίνυν σκοπῶμεν τὸ λοιπόν.

I did it out of consideration ...
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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula vicesima quarta, pars tertia

TABULA VICESIMA QUARTA (pars tertia)
ΠΙΝΑΞ Ο ΤΕΤΑΡΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ (μέρος τὸ τρίτον)

Several common expressions (cont.)

He makes everybody laugh. Risum omnibus movet (concitat). Γέλωτα πᾶσι παρέχει (κινεῖ).

He said it joking(-ly). He was just joking. Animi gratia hoc dixit. Τοῦτο παίζων εἶπε (ἐγελοίασε).

To take a joke seriously. Not to be able to take a joke. Praevertere serio quod dictum est per jocum. Τὸ γελοῖον εἰς τὸ σπουδαῖον τρέπειν.

All jokes aside, you ...
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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula vicesima quarta, pars secunda

TABULA VICESIMA QUARTA (pars secunda)
ΠΙΝΑΞ Ο ΤΕΤΑΡΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ (μέρος τὸ δεύτερον)

Several common expressions.

This is important, useful, appropriate. Operae pretium est. Διαφέρει (συμφέρει).

It doesn’t matter. Nihil refert. Οὐδὲν διαφέρει.

In fact, nothing of this matters. Quippe leve est totum hoc. Μικρὰν γὰρ ῥοπὴν ἔχει ταῦτα.

Be it right or wrong, we don’t care. Recte an secus nihil ad nos. Καλῶς ἢ κακῶς οὐδὲν ἡμῖν.

I can’t care less. Nihil istaec moveo ...
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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula vicesima quarta, pars prima

TABULA VICESIMA QUARTA (pars prima)
ΠΙΝΑΞ Ο ΤΕΤΑΡΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ (μέρος τὸ πρῶτον)

Several common expressions. Variae locutiones familiares. Ποικίλαι φράσεις συνήθεις.

For example. Verbi causa. Verbi gratia. Exempli causa. Λόγου χάριν (ἕνεκα). Παραδείγματος ἕνεκα.

As a (mere) formality. Dicis causa. Πρὸς ἀφοσίωσιν.

On tiptoe. Suspenso pede. Ἀκροποδητί, ἀκροποδιτί.

With equal advantage, on equal terms. Aequo Marte. Ἐκ τοῦ ἴσου, ἐκ τῶν ἴσων.

By one’s self. Suo Marte. Αὐτοχειρί.

According to circumstances. Pro re (nata). ...
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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula tertia et vicesima

TABULA TERTIA ET VICESIMΑ
ΠΙΝΑΞ Ο ΤΡΙΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ

On letters. De epistolis. Περὶ τῶν ἐπιστολῶν.

To fold a letter. Epistolam complicare. Ἐπιστολὴν συστρέφειν.

To seal a letter. Litteras (signo) obsignare. Epistolam sigillo munire. Σφραγίζειν ἐπιστολήν. Γράμματα σημαῖνεσθαι. Τοῖς γράμμασι σφραγίδα ἐπιβάλλειν (ἐπιτιθέναι).

To open a letter, to break the seal. Epistolam resignare (resolvere, explicare). Ἐπιστολὴν ἀποσφραγίζειν (λύειν).

To address a letter. Epistolam inscribere. Ἐπιστολῇ τὸ ὄνομα ἐπιγράφειν.

To send a letter to somebody. Litteras ...
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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula altera et vicesima

TABULA ALTERA ET VICESIMA
ΠΙΝΑΞ Ο ΔΕΥΤΕΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ

Sharpen a pen, writing. Calamum conformare, scribere. Κάλαμον ὀξύνειν, γράφειν.

To sharpen a pen. Calamum apparare (conformare). Κάλαμον ὀξύνειν, καλαμογλυφεῖν.

Cut this pen of mine to a sharp point, but cut that one to a blunt point. Hunc mihi calamum in acutum mucronem, illum vero in latiorem conforma. Τοῦτον μὲν κάλαμον γλύφε μοι εἰς ὀξύ, ἐκεῖνον δὲ εἰς παχύ.

To test a pen. Calamum experiri. Κάλαμον ...
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τί νῦν ἀναγιγνώσκεις;

ἐν τούτῳ τῳ τόπῳ λέγωμεν περί τῶν βίβλων οὗς νῦν λέγομεν! οὐκ ἀναγκαῖος ἐστίν μόνον περί τούς βίβλους ἐλληνικούς λέγειν. τι βίβλον έστιν ἵκανον.

ἐγώ ἀναγιγνώσκω Τά Φύλλα τῶν Ποῶν ὑπό ϝαλτ ϝιτμαν. ἐστιν ἄθροισις τῶν ἀοιδῶν καλῶν! καί σύ: τί νῦν ἀναγιγνώσκεις;
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Colloquendi formulae: Tabula una et vicesima

TABULA UNA ET VICESIMA
ΠΙΝΑΞ ΠΡΩΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΚΟΣΤΟΣ

Translating, writing a composition. Interpretari, scriptioni animum adhibere. Μεταφράζειν, θέματι τὸν νοῦν προσέχειν.

To translate into Latin. Latine reddere (interpretari). In latinum sermonem transferre (vertere, convertere). Ῥωμαϊστὶ ἐκφέρειν. Εἰς τὴν Ῥωμαίων φωνὴν μεταφράζειν (μεθερμηνεύειν).

To translate word for word. Verbum verbo exprimere. Reddere verbum pro verbo. Κατὰ λέξιν ἀποδιδόναι. Ἑρμηνεύειν (μεθερμηνεύειν) κατὰ λέξιν.

To translate (from) Greek word for word, literally. Ad verbum de graecis litteris exprimere. ...
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