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L vs. R

A few days ago I talked on the Open Board about Korean( and Japanese) having no distinction between l and r. But yesterday, revisiting those Linear B character set, I was surprised to find that the Micenean Greek words written in Linear B had no such distinction, either; Linear B had no 'L-' series characters and the 'L' sounds were written with the 'R-' characters, and that added the similarity between Linear B and Japanese ...
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Greek fonts coming and going

For some reason, some of the Greek fonts don't display. I only get the greek codes people write here. The funny thing is that the resizing code works. So what I'm seeing is bigger and bold latin text.

Here is a sample posting:
http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... .php?t=164

The first post shows greek. The second by Koala doesn't show. The third by annis doesn't show this word in greek po/lemoj.

Is ...
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Chase & Phillips ch39 Exc.I-1

tre/xontej e)fai/nonto oi( pai=dej kai\ e)/bhsan ei)j to\ i(ero\n pri\n to\n a)/rxonta gnw=nai au)tou/j.

It's been a hard chestnut for a long time. And now I challenge this sentence:

The boys were shown running and they went in the sanctuary(or just temple) before the commander who knows them(lit., knowing them).
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#2 Article with Participles

2.1 He who ransomed.
2.2 Those things which are going on.
2.3 The things which have happened.
2.4 The thing asked for.
2.5 The cause of what occurred.
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#1 Answers

Here’s a bit of discussion taken from various composition books:

The article gives a good deal of trouble to the learner before its use is fully mastered, and it is best therefore to explain the main points about it at the very first. There is no word in Greek for a, an: it is simply omitted: or the Indefinite Pronoun tij “a certain one,” is used. The Greek article means the, and it is used ...
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Peach Pits and Greek humor :-D

I have a really old unanswered question and wondering if someone who is well read in Greek Plays or Comedies can answer this. I took a theatre class a few years ago and my teacher made a comment about greek humor. He gave this example where he was walking tip toed across the room and exclaiming, "Oh help, I have a pit stuck up my butt." And from then on I was fascinated with greek ...
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#1 Position of the article and articles w/ adjectives

1.1 The man is bad.
1.2 Beautiful things.
1.3 The beautiful.
1.4 The wise (men).
1.5 The good men.
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raw_preverb

I was on Perseus, checking out what form pro/es (Iliad 1:127) is and it said: "aor imperat act 2nd raw_preverb.
I don't have any idea what 'raw_preverb' means. Can someone tell me please?

Thank you.
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Time Significance and Infinitives?

I'm trying to get a grasp on infinitives and have the following question:

Suppose you have the following english sentence in Greek:

I need to appear in court.

With "to appear" being the greek infinitive.

1)
What would the differences in meaning be in this sentence if it was a present infinitive compared to a future infinitive?

2)
What would the differences in meaning be in this sentence if it was a aorist infinitive compared ...
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Some Particulate Matter, or, Why I Love the Dutch

Albert Rijksbaron seems to have taught serveral good Dutch classicists. Somehow a bunch of them are into applying discourse and pragmatic linguistic theory to classical Greek, and the results are pretty interesting. Helma Dik, now at the University of Chicago, wrote a book which I think presents the first coherent account of Greek word order ever.

A few weeks ago I picked up New Approaches to Greek Particles, conference papers edited by Rijksbaron. I thought ...
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