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theorein accent question

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Best Textbook for Autodidact?

Hi Everyone,

I've reviewed the existing posts in this forum about the respective virtues of the various Attic Greek textbooks/courses out there today, but I'm still unsure about what's right for me.

I'm doing this all on my own, and as someone with a fourth-year undergrad's grasp of Latin (obtained via the Wheelock books). I have Greek: An Intensive Course by H&Q, but I find that, without a key to use for evaluating my exercises, ...
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Notepad flaking out

Has anybody had a problem where Notepad in XPPro suddenly decides to display Unicode Greek files (my "homework") as garbage characters? I have a Greek Unicode font (New Athena Unicode) set as the default. When I try to enter Greek into Notepad with the language bar set to EL, it does the same thing.
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VOW is related to the Greek βεβαιώ (veveo)

The word vow (oath, assure) comes from the Latin voveo (I vow), which is related to the Greek verb βεβαιώ (to assure, to promise with certainty; veveo).
In Greek.
α) βεβαιώ or βεβαιώνω: affirm, confirm, certify
β) βεβαίωση: Affirmation, assurance, confirmation
γ) βεβαίως: adv. certainly, sure, of course
δ) βέβαιος: certain, sure

More: http://ewonago.blogspot.com/2008/07/vow.html
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NEW and NOVICE are related to the Greek νέος (neos)

The words new and novice derive from the latin novus (new), which in turn is related to the greek adj νέος (new; neos). The word neo- (new; neo) is also used as a prefix in many words such as neolithic, neologism, neophyte, neoplasm, neoplatonism etc.

From the same root: news, novelty, novel, novelist, nova, neon

In Greek.
α) νέος: new, young, modern
β) νεότητα: youth, early years
γ) νεόφυτος: newly baptized, novice, neophyte ...
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VOICE is related to the Greek βώξω (voxo)

The word voice (sound made by the human mouth) came from the old French voiz, from the Latin vocem from vox (voice, sound), which is related to the greek verb βοώ (shout, cry for, say something with strong voice; voo) and its aeolic form (fut.) βώξω (voxo).

In Greek
α) βοώ: shout
β) βοήσω (μέλλοντας): shout (future)
γ) βοή: noise, clamour

More: http://ewonago.blogspot.com/2008/07/voice.html
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CALL is related to the Greek καλώ (calo)

Call is related to the greek verb καλώ (to call; calo)

In Greek
α) καλώ: to call
β) κάλεσμα: call, invitation
γ) κλήση: call, calling, telephone call

More: http://ewonago.blogspot.com/2008/07/call.html
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VOMIT is related to the Greek εμώ (emo)

The verb vomit came from the Latin vomitare from vomo (I vomit), which is related to the greek verb εμέω - εμώ (emo; I vomit).

In Greek
α) εξεμώ or κάνω εμετό: to vomit
β) εμετός: vomit

More: http://ewonago.blogspot.com/2008/07/vomit.html
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