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Memorizing conjugations and declensions--Help!

Hi,

I'm a college student with serious problems memorizing noun
declensions and verb conjugations-- :shock:

My brain keeps trying to cling to patterns that keep getting
altered with subsequent chapters. We're using Hansen
& Quinn's Greek Course.

Is there anything anyone can offer? What's best to do,
memorize each list of endings, knowing that contractions
and such will change all but a few instances later?

I'd love ...
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Translate

I only know a little koine, been working mostly on Latin.
Could someone translate this for me ??


Ηλίθια κατσίκια αυτές τις μέρες. Δεν έχουν καμία ηθική εργασίας!
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greek fonts followup

Well I promised to show you guys what I was doing with all those greek fonts a few weeks ago. I ended up hand-drawing it anyway, and then Johnny (the artist) fleshed them out--for my first tattoo! :)

In case you're wondering, it's a quote from 1 Cor 15:10 and the o is a relative pronoun, not an article (lest I be accused of blasphemy... lol).

What think ye?
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Self study tips?

I've been studying greek with "Greek: an Intensive Course" for awhile now. There was an informal group led by a professor, but it dissolved...I'm pressing ahead on my own.
Does anyone have any experience with self-study using this text? Any advice on how to pace myself in terms of chapters per week, daily study time?
Thanks,
Andrew
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More composition fun

It has occurred to me for a while now that Sir Winston Churchill was one of the better public speakers of recent years. Let's try to put into Greek some of his well-known comments.
Something topical to start with a sentence from My Early Life...

Mr Gladstone read Homer for fun, which I thought served him right.

Of course that could be ambiguous as it stands but I think WC's intentions are clear.
Use o( ...
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Greek nick

i just discovered that my longly used nick comes from greek.
kalainon is supposed to be dark blue or something?

i am not learning greek...
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Ancient greek discuss grup

I want to ask you: do you now any discuss group in internet in ancient greek language (attic or koine)
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greek verse composition

hi all, i thought i'd post a different type of composition exercise while we wait for some more questions in the Greek Prose Composition forum.

The sentence is Catullus 1.1

To whom do I give (this) charming new booklet?

In latin:

cui dono lepidum novum libellum


The trick is to try to do it in Catullus' metre: the hendecasyllable. This means that the line has to have 11 syllables, in this pattern:

long-long-long-short-short-long-short-long-short-long-short

the first ...
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Initia Graeca: Smith's "A First Greek Course"

Has anyone else taken a look at that new primer?

The pace seems quite intense. Can you imagine starting with such a thing?
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Your greek handwriting style...

Which kind of epsilon do you write? The reversed 3 or a C with a line in the middle? I like the C with a line in the middle, but reversed 3 is a little bit faster to write. Anyways, is there any kind of significance with the difference? I’ve looked at some papyri and I haven’t seen any of the reversed 3 being used. Another weird thing is that I only see Sigma written ...
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