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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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Masc. consonantal iota stem?

I learned that all nouns with a consonantal Iota stem are feminine.
I just stumbled on po/sij.
(Actually, two words spelled the samein nom.sg. One 'a drink' fem. The other 'husband' masc.)
Is po/sij, (husband) a consonantal iota stem?
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Accents on Imperatives

Hi all,

Are there any rules for accenting imperatives? I can't see a pattern in the way they are accented (such as fi/lei where does the acute accent on the iota come from?)

Thanks,
Deccius
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Pindar's anthropos

A question concerning, "Ti de tis; ti d' ou tis; skias onar anthropos."

I've seen a translation, "What is a man? What is not a man? Man is a shadow in a dream."

What's the meaning, function, etc. of "de"?

Thanks,
Eric
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stupid question: what do participles have?

dear all,
I know this is a very stupid question to ask, but I really need confirmations: do participles have conjugations or declensions?
thanks

james
Indonesia
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