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Plurals & Adjectives?

I am in need of references regarding plural & adjective forms of Greek medical terms. Any ideas?
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How long have you studied Greek now?

I just realised that I've now studied Greek for 3 years (started Aug 02), which is 2 years and 51 weeks longer than many of my other hobbies.

How long is it that other people here have studied Greek, particularly those studying on your own (like me)?

A separate question would be how much $ you've spent on Greek books... :)
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second person plural pronoun

Could it be used to address a singular person (like English "you")?
If so, did it have the connotation of politeness/respect (like German "Sie")?
Thanks in advance.
Arkadi
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Aaaiiiii! Or, the story of LU/W.

When you acquire a pile of Greek grammars you quickly learn that certain words are simply always the example for a particular paradigm. Nearly every grammar I know uses fle/y "vein" to demonstrate labial consonant stem nouns.

Little lu/w, is by far the most common exemplar for the full verbal paradigm, from lu/w to e)lelu/kesan. It has much to recommend it for this role - it takes up little space, aren't any wild irregularities, nasty ...
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Masc. consonantal iota stem?

I learned that all nouns with a consonantal Iota stem are feminine.
I just stumbled on po/sij.
(Actually, two words spelled the samein nom.sg. One 'a drink' fem. The other 'husband' masc.)
Is po/sij, (husband) a consonantal iota stem?
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Accents on Imperatives

Hi all,

Are there any rules for accenting imperatives? I can't see a pattern in the way they are accented (such as fi/lei where does the acute accent on the iota come from?)

Thanks,
Deccius
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Pindar's anthropos

A question concerning, "Ti de tis; ti d' ou tis; skias onar anthropos."

I've seen a translation, "What is a man? What is not a man? Man is a shadow in a dream."

What's the meaning, function, etc. of "de"?

Thanks,
Eric
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stupid question: what do participles have?

dear all,
I know this is a very stupid question to ask, but I really need confirmations: do participles have conjugations or declensions?
thanks

james
Indonesia
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New greekstudy Herodotus translation group

There will start a Herodotus translation group on the greekstudy list on August 25. We will translate approximately 250 words per week and everyone is welcome to join in at any time.

More informations on this group can be found at

http://www.geocities.com/johnhanna1957/herodotus.html

Don't hesitate to ask any question!

Mark
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Brute Memorization of Greek Grammar

Xairete!

The time has come for me to do as the Romans did, and learn Greek. It was only a month or so ago that I stumbled upon this website:

Latin by the Dowling Method

In it, Prof. William C. Dowling describes the best means of apprehending Latin: memorizing all the noun declensions, then all the adjective declensions, then all the verb conjugations. He pans Wheelock, the popular Latin for beginners book, and now I ...
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