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Cases in Greek

Postby Johny Ze » Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:13 am

Hey everyone, I'm working through the different cases (or at least some of them) presented in Athenaze, and is it just me, or does it seem like an awful lot to swallow at one time? Does anyone have an indepth recommendation for a chart of sorts for the different cases/genders/types of nouns/adjectives? Thanks again for your guy's help!!

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Postby cweb255 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:27 am

Ha! Good luck. Just make sure you write down all the examples that way you can always refer back to it until you get a good working knowledge of it. In this aspect, Greek it entirely different. You will need to just memorize them all.
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Re: Cases in Greek

Postby annis » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:44 am

Johny Ze wrote:Does anyone have an indepth recommendation for a chart of sorts for the different cases/genders/types of nouns/adjectives?


The standard grammars will all have introductory sections giving an overview - usually quite dense - before heading into charts and examples. For example §210 of Smyth gives a summary table. But to be honest I never found those terribly useful until much later in my studies, because they never give the full picture of what actually happens. Memorize for now, and as you get a little better feel from the exercises, go back and look at the summaries.
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