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New to the board

I am just starting to learn and there are many things that are new to me. I have had some learning from a freind and we used John Grescham Macheans(spelling?) Greek for new testament begginers. after that I had some help from one of the proffesors at PLU (Pacific Lutheran University) and we read half way through 'ATHENAZE I'. That was several years ago. and much of what I learned then has been forgotten.

So ...
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lexicons, ????

I decided to start with Homeric greek. however I wanted to know if the BAGD would suffice?
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verb forms

should the verb stems with digamma be also memorized?
and those in parentheses, are they the second aorist, etc; should all variations be learned thoroughly?
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Demonstrative Pronouns - Lesson VIII

Hello,

I have some questions concerning pronouns.....

Basically, how can o(, h(, to/ mean BOTH 'this', and 'that'? I see that it seemingly means 'this' much more often than 'that' and kei=noj specifically means 'that'. When would I use the former or the latter when trying to represent 'that'?

Also, what exactly is the relationship between table 765 and 774? I'm not sure what to use for 'this'.... The lesson forces me to learn 774, ...
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kai usage

So, suppose I want to say something like "many dreadful noises" (accusative), would I say it like this:

polla\j deina\j klagga/j

or like this:

polla\j kai\ deina\j klagga/j?

I think I'm supposed to do the latter form....

Thanks.
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Nu

Sometimes a nu appears in the end of the third person singular imperfect which I cant see in the paradigms. Other words also have a nu sometimes in the end, like some forms of to be or some prepositions; why?
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eu and eu

lesson 95

This might be too obvious for a question. But just to make it sure, in lesson 95 of Pharr e)u/ is breathed at e, while accented at u. And this Homeric form of eu] means it is pronounced like eh-ü(u with Umlaut) rather than eh-oo?
And e)uknh/midej like eh-ü-kneh-mi-des?
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"countless" and "countless" :)

What's the semantic difference between muri/oi kai\ a)perei/sioi?

I can't quite tell, but I think the former simply means "uncountable" for a noun while the latter would be used for some intrinsic aspect of something, like "his limitless rage".

Or, do they both simply mean the exact same thing? When would I use one over the other?

Also, is there a word: perei/sioj? I get the impression that there is, but it isn't in any ...
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Malcom M. Willcock's Editions of the Iliad

Are they any good?

Are there better ones out there?
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Pharr - Lesson VI - number 4 - English to Greek

I have a question about the translation of this sentence:

"The evil plague makes countless Achaeans a booty (pl) for many birds."

The translation appears to be this:

nou=soj kakh/ teu/xei muri/ouj )Axaiou\j e)lw/ria oi)wnoi=si polloi=si.

My question is: What part of grammar is "a booty"? I ask myself "what is the direct object of makes", and I get back "countless Achaeans", so I put them into the plural accusative case. However, "a booty" seems ...
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