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Beginner question: use of article

Postby bschuth » Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:01 am

Getting back into Greek, I forgot how uncertain of myself I get in translations...
Following sentence from Peckett and Munday's Thrasymachus:

[face=SPIonic]dhlw~ ga\r tw|~ paidi\ ta\ e0n tai=j tw~n o0lbi/wn nh/soij.[/face]

I got stuck on that [face=SPIonic]ta\[/face] in there, but if it makes the following clause substantive, I translate mechanically as:

So I am showing to the boy the things in the island of the blessed.

...and a bit more idiomatically as...

So I'm showing the boy what there is in the island of the blessed.

Am I on the right track? Thanks! bjs
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Postby yadfothgildloc » Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:22 am

Looks like it.
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Re: Beginner question: use of article

Postby annis » Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:31 pm

bschuth wrote:So I'm showing the boy what there is in the island of the blessed.

Am I on the right track?


Yes, except: islands.
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