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Quick scansion question

Do "ai" and "oi" scan long or short? I'm rather confused on this - is it variable perchance? :?
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Lexicon with Diagammai

Someone, in a different thread, mentioned that they had a (mental?) lexicon of Homer with Digammas. Is there a print one? Or any good list of what words had digammas where?
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Dialect of the Homeric Hymns

I have a couple of questions about the so-called "Homeric Hymns." First of all, since they are attributed to Homer, I assume that they are written in the epic dialect; is this accurate?
Secondly, I was wondering about how difficult these hymns would be to read for a relatively new student of Greek. Would they be comparable in difficulty to the epic poems, or would it be more like a first year Greek student trying ...
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The sound ae

What Greek sound is being represented by the letters "ae" in English transcription?

In particular, how would I write my username Astraea in Greek?
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the greek translation of 'procul harun'

Hi

I know i shouldn't be asking for a simple sentence, but I’m going to anyway :roll:

How do you translate the Latin sentence 'procul harun' correctly into Greek.
It means something like 'beyond these things' in Latin but I need to know how it translated into Greek, and how it's spelled.

I've looked up the words:

beyond=peran
these= aftoi/aftes/afta
thing=pragma

These are modern greek words, ...
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Linking Verb?

Hello all.
I'm on page 14 of An Introduction to Greek by Crosby & Schaeffer and I've hit a road-block... This text is OLD, and obviously meant for a classroom setting.
What is a linking verb? The book doesn't say.

Many thanks.

PS, excuse my lack of accent marks. This example is probably something like 'You wish to write that there were trees in the field,' or some such boring sentence:

εθελετε γραφ___ τα δενδρ___ ...
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Spionic for Mac-newbie question

Hello,

I went to the suggested site and downloaded Spionic for Mac. However, when I read peoples posts in the forums I still see only the code, not the Greek font. How is it supposed to work, and perhaps I need a different download for OSX?

I haven't posted any questions in the Pharr forum yet because I want them to look right. :oops:

Thanks for your ...
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Spionic font on linux redux

Ok. After installing fedora core 3 on my machine at home, I've had to figure out (again) how to get spionic working with firefox. Surprisingly, it was fantastically simple this time since now I understand some more things about how fonts under linux--like the basics of FontConfig/XFT and the usual default configurations of where the font config system looks for new fonts.

Here you go:

0. Download the raw SPIONIC_.TTF file found in William's sticky ...
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A question about which Greek grammar text to use

Hi all,
I have a question about the relative merits of various Greek grammars in terms of their usefulness to the beginning student. I notice that the Smyth grammar is available here on textkit and that it is referenced various times on other threads. When I began my study of Greek, my professor recommended Goodwin's Greek Grammar, which I now own. Now that I am working on refreshing my Greek and studying on my own, ...
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Best textbook for someone interested in learning Greek?

My question is twofold: first, I'm looking for advice on the best textbook on Ancient Greek designed for the student who wants to learn on his own; second, I'm wondering if anyone knows if an answer key exists for Chase and Phillips A New Introduction to Greek This is the textbook from which I first studied Greek, and I actually managed to work my way through the entire text. At that time, though, I was ...
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