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A beginner's questions


I'm in Greek 101 and am currently using Athenaze (the assigned textbook) and Donald Mastronarde's Introduction to Attic Greek. The class is very poorly taught (learning and using accents is optional; pronounce and stress as you see fit) and I've more or less gone the self-teaching route, using the class as a review session and a pace-setter. The plan was one chapter of Athenaze per week, so I've been doing just that, although I'm ...
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It´s a shame

I never undreud why the people forgot this important lengage i think it´s a beatifull way to express the fellings...i hope one day we can use again this way to comunicate....bye
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tmesis in homer

hi, i just read that preverbs are already appended to their verbs in mycenean (i.e. pre-homeric) greek, e.g. a)pe/dwke, e0pide/dastoi.

(Yves Duhoux, Le système verbal grec: L'état mycénien, Proceedings of the Int. Colloq. in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Raphael Kühner's Ausführliche..., Amsterdam 1986)

does this mean that 'tmesis' common in homer (i.e. separating the preverb from the verb, often throwing the object inside, e.g. ... Iliad 1.25, e0pi\ mu=qon e1tellen) ...
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unicode, when do we shift to it?

how many people here still get boxes coming up when they see greek in unicode?

if no-one, jeff, could we please have some sort of online unicode converter here in the textkit forum like this

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Profanity phrases(adults)

I hope not to offend anybody, but I am interested in how to translate the phrase "born to f***" into one, or as many of the ancient greek dialects suggested(Epic, Ionic, Aeolic, Doric, Attic, Koine). I appreciate any of the help this board has to offer. Thankyou! :D
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JEFF could you bring back the alpha button

JEFF could you bring back the alpha button?

I picked up this old thread and It would be nice to have it back again

http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... .php?t=344

or was it not as useful as anticipated?
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Out of curiosity.... Is there any documentation with examples concerning swearing in the various dialects of greek?
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Let noone make any answer to this judge.

mhdei\s a)pokrine/sqw mhde\n toutw|~ ge tw|~ krith|~

I don't quite understand the use of 'ge'. Why is 'ge' in there? what does this signify?
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Wanted: A Textkit Homeric Greek Vocbulary tool

I noted that Latin has a few vocabulary tools. whether those that have and do use them benifit by them to me is unknown. Howeer, I would like to see a vocabulary tool for Homeric Greek.

the most I have been doing so far is writing the vacabularies out on index cards and flashing myself. I may get the stem but when I see the same word in a different Declension or a verb conjugated ...
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Third Declension Nouns!!!

Hi all,
I am a first year Greek student, and I was wandering if any had any good resources to help with Third declension nouns? (Koine Greek)
Also, resources for the Greek adjectives would be helpful as well. I have done a decnt job so far, but the adjectives hurt.
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