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Bare with me here. I know that a finite verb which has a plural neuter noun as its subject is singular. Does this apply only to finlite verbs or does it include verbal forms like participles as well?

Example: ta\ te/kna e)poreu/eto h)\ ta\ te/kna e)poreu/onto;

Hearing alot of good stuff about the Schaeffer & Crosby text. If anyone is using it would appreciate your thoughts on it.

Thanks
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Participles

Hi, my name is Peter. I am studying Attic Greek on my own. Everything was going great until I hit the participles. That is when you realise a textbook can only go so far -- especially one that doesn't come with an answer key!

I have a fairly good idea of what participles are and how they are used. However, I do have a problem when I encounter the participle wn ("being") in predicate position ...
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The pronunciation of omicron

Vox Graeca uses the german "Gott" for omicron and Received Pronunciation "saw" for omega. From my Harper's German-English dictionary, that implies that they only differed in quantity. But it explained that omicron isn’t pronounced as a close mid o like French beau. Yet then again, the chart clearly indicates a difference in quality in pronunciation with his use of two different characters to represent the pronunciation of omicron and omega. ...???

Sturtevant: “That o was ...
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H & Q Unit 4 English to Greek

Could someone look over these translations for me, please.

The topics for this unit are:

a. masculine first declension nouns
b. first/second declension adjectives
c. conditional sentences

1. If the poet writes a good book about battle, the young men will dissolve the peace.
2. If you should sacrifice animals to the gods, we would stop the war.
3. If I had guarded the island, you would have guarded the bridge.
4. The citizens refused ...
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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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