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quandary about how omega sounds

Okay, I've heard omega sounds like o as in "Moe", "Joe", "snow," and "coal." I've also heard that it sounds like aw as in "awesome," "pawn," "lawn" (not as in "pop" nor "cop").

So which is it?

Eks ou day ta pr-AW-ta, or
Eks ou day ta pr-OA-ta?
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Pharr 648 and 649: Cases

I have some questions about the case tables in Pharr's book.

For example, in 648: First Declension, Singular, Masculine, Nominative.
Why is there an 'j (none)'? What exactly does the "(none)" mean in this context? Does this mean either I'll see an j or I won't?

Another question is in 649.
Are ALL forms in the brackets rare and not needing to be memorized? Or just the ones with the footnote attached to it specifying ...
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Fonts for Scansion

Happy New Years to All,

I wanted to know if there were any fonts other than Anaxiphorminx for displaying Greek and Latin meter?

Dean
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Genitive absolute in 1:301

The note in Pharr about line 301 led me to believe that a)e/kontoj e)mei=o is a genitive absolute. However there is no participle, just an adjective and a pronoun. Do we have to assume the participle, maybe e)/ontoj, or does a genitive absolute not always get a participle?
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Pronounciation difficulties

Hello,

In Pharr's book, there is a koppa, a kappa, and a chi. I think the koppa is an aspirated 'k' sound while the kappa is an unaspirated 'k' sound. But what is the chi? Aspirated 'k' sound? Or is it more like the ch in 'chance'?
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Hello/How long should it take

Hello all,

I just discovered this site, and I wish I had found it earlier. What a great site! For a long time, I thought I was the only one in the universe teaching himself Greek. B'bye, vacuum.

I am presently on Lesson 27, and this represents about a year of on-and-off study. Now, this "on-and-off" business has really got to go, because I waste so much time relearning.

So I've taken to making small ...
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Pharr Lesson XXV, Paragraph 150, sentence 6

(/Hrh e)kh/deto Danaw=n o(/ti tou\s qnh/skontas w)ra/eto.

What's confusing me is the second part of the sentence - o(ra/w does not seem like a deponent verb, yet if the w)ra/eto is in middle/passive, what is the relationship of tou\s qnh/skontas in the accusative case with the rest of the sentence?

And now that I look at this again, since the first verb there is also non-deponent and in mid/pass, how do the two nouns relate?
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Some Comments about the Epic Caesura

In response to some questions about the caesura in the Odyssey-a group, I was able to indulge in my taste for all things metrical.

In Some Comments on the Epic Caesura I give a possible origin for the heroic hexameter which accounts for the caesura, and then analyze the first 21 lines of Iliad A with special attention on interesting things that happen around the caesura.
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Scanning 1.15

xruse/w| a)na\ skh/ptw|, kai\ e)li/sseto pa/ntas )Axaiou/j

I'm fairly sure that the last three feet are - u u | - u u | - -, but there seem to be way too many vowels in the first part of the line.

Overall, scanning Homer seems slightly easier than Shakespeare, even though the latter is in my mother tongue.
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Hello!

Hello all,

I'm beginning my foray into the world of Homeric Greek today - I went to a computer lab at my university and printed 100 pages of Pharr's book!

I just wanted to write a note to say hello, and that I'll be posting on here regularly I'm sure.

Thanks!

Achates
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