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double Ï„

Hi guys!

before anything I would like to say thank you because you are really helping me in this learning adventure:

now, I have a question about pronunciation: I've seen that many times the double Ï„ was changed in the modern greek for a double sigma,

θάλαττη /// θάλασση
γλώττα ... γλώσσα

just to mention some of them, but I would like to know what it the pronunciation on classic greek for this double consonant, ...
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Little T&A

For those of you interested in the theoretical ground of this discussion, I can offer only this meager fare.

Most modern theories of tense and aspect developed in response to a very small section in Hans Reichenbach's "Elements of Symbolic Logic" (1947). Reichenbach there considers, in general terms, the difference among these three sentences:

I have lost my keys.
I lost my keys.
I had lost my keys.

Each sentence describes the same PAST event. ...
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Allen's Greek Answer Key?

Hey! Does anyone know of an answer key to James Turney Allen's Classical/Ancient Greek?


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Using Greek Characters: Quick Note for Windows Users

Using Greek Characters: Quick Note for Windows Users out there - Windows XP, specifically

Contrary to what one might think, it is very easy to use Greek Characters on your computer - if you are using the Windows Operating System - especially if you are using Windows XP. You simply need to go into the Control Panel and choose the Regional and Language Options which is the little desk globe icon (it's listed alphabetically). ...
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Heretofore Unmentioned Greek Textbook

It lately occurred to me that I should perhaps mention here the Greek textbook we use at St. John's College.

When I was an undergraduate we were still using Chase and Phillips. But sometime in the mid-1970s we switched to a manual written by two tutors (professors) at the College. It is called "An Introduction to Ancient Greek".

I've no classroom experience with the text. But based on the parts I've read, I would recommend ...
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A Note on the Semantics of the Aorist and Perfect

I recently discovered some interesting observations concerning the interpretation of the aorist and perfect tenses. Among linguists these observations are well-known. But I don't recall any discussion of them within our forums.

Yet now and then arises here the question, "What is the semantic difference between the aorist and the perfect?" We all (should) know the (more or less) textbook answer: the aorist discloses the action of the verb simply as occurring, "an action pure ...
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This is the book of Liddell and Scott...

I've see the rhyme

This is the book of Liddell and Scott
Some of it is good and some of it not
That which is good is Scott
That which is Liddell is not

Is there a basis for this rhyme, aside from the fact that Scott rhymes with not?
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A paraphrase of a line by Plato

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