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Greek Paradigm Handbook

Postby Archimedes » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:57 am

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Re: Greek Paradigm Handbook

Postby oberon » Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:06 pm

Seems kind of a waste. Smyth (and any reference grammar) would not only have the grammar but all the paradigms.
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Re: Greek Paradigm Handbook

Postby thesaurus » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:23 pm

One alternative is to make your own hand-book by copying out all the paradigms from a textbook or reference grammar. That way you can arrange the book how you like and you get to practice in the process.
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Re: Greek Paradigm Handbook

Postby Rindu » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:27 pm

I wouldn't be so quick to rely on Smyth. His presentations of paradigms are not always crystal clear, even though they are complete. The best thing to do is to make your own; going through the process helps organize the information in your mind.
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Re: Greek Paradigm Handbook

Postby oberon » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:55 pm

Rindu wrote:I wouldn't be so quick to rely on Smyth.


I don't. I generally rely on Schwyzer as a general reference grammar for classical greek. However, Schwyzer is in German, and Smyth is the most complete reference in English. Also, I knew the man who was the editor of the Smyth revision (Gordon Messing, former OSS and then CIA official before taking a post at Cornell) so I have a soft spot for Smyth.
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Re: Greek Paradigm Handbook

Postby GTM » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:29 pm

Oberon

A little off topic


You mentioned Cornell. Are you speaking of the College and if so, does that mean that you live in that vicinity? Maybe oberon drive?

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Re: Greek Paradigm Handbook

Postby oberon » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:18 pm

GTM wrote:Oberon

A little off topic


You mentioned Cornell. Are you speaking of the College and if so, does that mean that you live in that vicinity? Maybe oberon drive?

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I was speaking of the college, but I don't live there. Gordon Messing (Smyth editor) was a relative of mine, but he died several years ago.
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