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Trivial Hansen and Quinn Question

In the exercises for unit 19, number 11:

Hansen and Quinn have "sautou" with no epsilon. Is this a typo or am I forgetting something?

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Self learning motivation for Greek

For those individuals learning Greek on their own as a self-study program, what study techniques keep you motivated to study?

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STOP (English words related to Greek words)

The ancient Greek word for oakum, tow was styppeion or styppe . It is related to the Latin noun stuppa (coarse part of flax, tow) and the verb stuppare (to stop or stuff with tow or oakum, to prevent a flow by blocking a hole). The verb was adopted by many languages (It. stoppare, Fr. etouper, Ger. stopfen) and in English stop.

From the same root: stopper, stopgap, stoppage, stopping, stopple etc.

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Polytonic greek keyboard decals?

I'm not learning Homeric Greek just yet, but I thought I'd check to make sure my computer is good for typing in the Greek alphabet ( I use Linux, so I wasn't sure at first). It seems I'm good to go, but I'd like some keyboard decals to but on my keyboard that will show the Greek polytonic layout physically. There I'm having some troubles. I can find general Greek language decals, but not all ...
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LIBERTY, LIBERATE, LIBERATOR (English words of Greek origin)

The ancient Greek word for the adjective free was elitheros. Its Aeolic form was eliferos (e-lifer-os). The root lifer- became liber- in Latin and it was adopted by several European languages.

From this root: liberty, liberal, liberate, liberation, liberator, liberally, liberality, liberalist, liberalize, libertinism, libertine, libertarian.

In modern Greek:
a) eleftheros: free
b) eleftheria: freedom
c) eleftherono: to liberate, to set free
d) eleftherotis: liberator
e) eleftherotypia: freedom of the press (elefthero + typ-ia):

e-lifer-os ...
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