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Having trouble with the word-order!(and other things)

Hello!
I've just started my Greek studies (I'm all on my own...no teachers) and I have some questions:

When translating (for example "small armies") where should the adj. be placed? Before or after "armies"?

The preposition ")en" (par. 40), when in a sentence preceeding the dative; how exactly does it translate to english...does it become something like "within"?

If anyone has any useful tips on wordorder in general, I would appreciate it!

Thanks! Great Forum!
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2 questions, please...

No jokes please. This one's got me scratchin my head:
Officium nautam dē ōtiō hodiē vocat.
Duty calls today sailor's of leisure???

Also, now that you see how new I am to Latin, how long (in years/decades) would it take to understand this guy?

multos gratias et valete bene,
solitario
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grammar (accusative sentence)

Forum:

I have a grammatical question relating to the three following sentences.

Note:
--The nominative is italicized.
--The accusative is bold.


Sentences:

1. Arachne est puella. Est puella perita in lana. Picturas pulchras in textili format.

2. Nymphae picturas puellae amant et puellam laudant. Deam quoque laudant et clamant, "Quis est magistra tibi?"

3. Iuppiter est deus. Deus Iuppiter in Olympo habitat. Olim terram Phoeniciam spectat. Puellam Europam spectat et amat. Deus puellam desiderat.


Question: ...
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Declining nouns in -ius and -ium

I was wondering if someone could tell me if I am declining these correctly? This is a little confusing.

The book says:
The plural is regular. Note that the -i- of the base is lost only in the genitive singular, and in the vocative of words like filius.


What about the dative and ablative plurals with their -is- endings?

Singular
Nom - praesidium parvum
Gen - praesidi parvi
Acc - praesidium parvum
Dat - praesidio ...
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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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Free Ancient Greek Texts

The Little Sailing

There are also Modern greek translations.
http://www.mikrosapoplous.gr/en/t2ten.htm

The number is small but hey are in pretty unicode fonts and NO need to worry about tricky copyright problems and no need to worry about the fonts ;)
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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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Teaching Latin to 5th and 6th graders.

Does anyone know a good Latin textbook for 5th and 6th graders? I tutor students who are homeschooled, but usually I work with older (high school age) children whose parents have already chosen a textbook or program. I myself am partial to "Latin for Reading," but I don't think that would work for younger children. Any advice on this would be appreciated.
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Ex 86, #9

I have a question about number 9. We are to translate "The Roman people give money to the good sailors".

I translated this as Populus Romanus pecuniam nautis bonis dant.

The answer key agrees with my translations except it uses dat (singular) instead of dant (plural). What should be used here for the verb "give", singular or plural? I guess I feel that people is the plural of person and people is the object of ...
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Homer- Odyssey - z 129

As he said this he crept from under his bush, and broke off a bough covered with thick leaves to hide his nakedness.
w(j r(u/saito peri\ xroi\ mh/dea fwto/j. (imagine two dots above the iota in xroi\).

I'm having trouble translating this sentence. I know what it means, but I just can't work out what some of the words mean. I need to translate it exactly :? ...
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