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Have you thought about doing aoidoi-like commentaries?

Hi, random question. Will's commentaries on aoidoi.org make reading more Greek so much easier than learning from a blank text.

There are lots of people here who have been studying for a while now, long enough to be able to add annotations and notes to texts they're reading, or to create learning materials e.g. vocab lists using text or illustrations &c...

have you thought about doing anything to put online for others like us to ...
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GreekComp:SidgwickFirstGreekWriter

Hello! I just started using Sidgwick's 1st Greek writer, and I noticed something while checking the first exercise.

I tended to place genitives, e.g., "the shade of the trees," between the article and the noun. (the of the trees shade). But in the answer key, Sidwick writes nomitive article-noun-gen.art.-gen.noun. Is my solution incorrect or just different?

Thanks
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Another Pharr Reading Group

Just wondering when and if there will be another Pharr reading group starting int the future?

Dean
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Determination of Dialect

So, I was messing around in the Agora, trying to decipher people's writings when it dawned upon me I have no idea how to tell different greek dialects apart.

Does anyone have some pointers I could use to determine at a glance what particular dialect (Epic, Attic, Koine) was used to write a greek text? (Like case endings, certain conjugations, etc).

Thanks.
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beginner grammar question

xai/rete,

I'm having trouble translating this sentence:

o9/ te Dikaio/poliv kai_ o0 dou=lov prosxwpou=i kai_ ble/pousi pro_v to_ a0/rotron.

translation: Both Dicaeopolis and the slave approach (?) and they see to the plow(?).

I don't understand the verb prosxwpou=i. Is this verb the equivalent of the Latin appropinquare? I thought that it had to be followed by a dative. And in the second clause I don't understand the use of the preposition pro_v.

Thanks in ...
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What Greek letter is j

In Cunliffe, under the entry pezo/j is a Greek letter that is just like our j.
What is this letter?
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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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