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JWW exercises, para 74, 80, 85, 96, 98, 104

Some more answer suggestions for the Eng to Gk exercises out of JJW<br /><br />Lesson 7. / Paragraph 74.<br /> <br /> ta\j skhna\j e1luen.<br /> th\n fulakh\n e)ij th\n ge/furan ou)k e)pe/mpomen.<br /> h3rpazon ta\j a(ma/caj.<br /> e)k th=j kw/mhj ou)k h]gon th\n stratia/n. <br /> e)k tw~n oi)kiw~n ei)j th\n qa/lattan h]gej th\n fulakh/n.<br /><br />Lesson 8. / Paragraph 80.<br /> <br /> oi( su/mmaxoi i3ppouj ei]xon.<br /> ei)j th\n kw/mhn h]gon to\n ...
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JWW exercises para 42, 47, 58, 60, 65, 72

Below are my attempts to the English to Greek exercises out of JJW - they may be of use to other starters like me. All corrections welcome of course? once the errors have been ironed out, we could perhaps put together a collective Key to the volume, such has been already started for the Greek to English sections.<br /><br />Paragraph 42<br /> <br />makra\j h(me/raj.<br />mikrai~j stratiai~j.<br />e)n th|~ a)gora|~.<br />h( xw/ra mikra\ h]n.<br />mikra\n ...
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two more translation questions

1. JWW First Greek Book paragraph 103 line 6 reads oi( stratiwtai e)n fulake e(cousi tous persaj <br />Does en fulakh here mean -on guard-?<br />If that is the case, will the following translation be correct?<br />-The soldiers (who are) on guard will have (get?) the Persians-.<br />2. Line 10 of the same paragraph reads o( de strathgoj triakosiouj o(plitaj kai peltastaj e)xei.<br />Does this mean that the general has both 300 hoplites ...
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JWW First Greek Book

Hi, everyone. I am a beginner Koine Greek student and have been adviced to learn Classical Greek. This being a web site for Classical languages, I downloaded First Greek Book By John Williams White. In the Alphabet listing I don't see a Digamma. Is this book a Classical Greek Grammar or perhaps for some later dialect?<br />Thank you. <br />Bert de Haan
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