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I have a problem here...

Hi,

Does anybody know what does this mean: "There are indeed a few authorities who deny Greek tense any temporal force" or where can I find out?

Thanks a lot
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Kallisti

I know absolutely nothing about Greek except for the alphabet and some English roots, but I am curious, is 'kallisti' the dative superlative of the word for 'fair' (i.e. 'to the fairest')?
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Paired aspirated consonants

It’s my understanding that when an aspirateable consonant (i.e. p, t, or k) is placed before an aspirated consonant, both consonants must be aspirated. (Please correct me if I’m wrong.)
i.e. i)xqu&j

Pronouncing two aspirated consonants back-to-back sounds strange. Does anyone know how xq, fq, etc. are supposed to be pronounced?
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nevermind...

Aren't definite and indefinite articles just "the, a, etc."? That's what I got from what I'm studying. I guess I didn't know what they were because they're implied in Latin, not a separate word. :oops: :oops: :oops: right?
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Dialects

salvete!
I simply cannot read any lengthy PDF document, so I'm trying to find a good Greek grammar at the local bookstores, but am curious, what are the different dialects and what are their major differences?

I've heard of homeric, attic, and new testament Greek. Would one, for example, be able to understand the New Testament (with access to a dictionary) after learning Attic grammar?

Also, I've heard lots of good things about Mastronarde's Introduction ...
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reading a Greek question

When an English question is being read usually the pitch rises at the end of the sentence. ( Except in TeenSpeech where every sentence rises at the end :) )
When I read a Greek question I do the same.
Is there any indication that the Greeks read a question differently compared to a statement?
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The Greek Third Declension

Hi,

I am having problems grasping the 3rd declension (in Ancient Greek). All the grammars I have consulted seem to just decline 10-20 nouns from this declension in full and assume you're set; whereas I prefer to know the rule that causes those endings to be employed. What different sub-declensions are there? What's the difference between the various consonental sub-declensions and i- and u-stems? (in terms of different endings)

I'm rather confused by this; when ...
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Accents and their ways

Has anyone some small rules about the accents in the greek language relating to the declinasion ?

Something revealing short and easy to understand.

Thanx for your efforts.
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qn for french classicists: "good" translations of

hi, i 'd like to know from people here whose first language is french, which are the "good"/"respected" french translations of major greek works like e.g. homer, sophocles, pindar &c. obviously in english the handful og "respected" translations of e.g. homer are well-known to us here; i'd like to know if french classicists have their "respected" translations as well. thanks, chad. :)
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An Interesting Take...

I have respect for anyone trying to learn Ancient Greek. I have the most respect for those who have already learned Ancient Greek.

For the past few months, I memorized how to read and pronounce the Greek alphabet. I memorized the endings of the first declension. I skipped ahead to verbs. The book "Greek in a Nutshell" was very helpful for something written over a hundred years ago.

However I have realized Greek is much ...
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