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Postby Aurelia » Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:45 am

...since I'm a Latinist, I'm going to ask on bended knee if a Hellenist will translate something for me (I feel so goofy asking this but only this once, please!)

"Good luck on your Greek final, Alexandra!"
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Postby Skylax » Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:05 pm

It could be something like this:

[face=SPIonic]kalw=j, )Aleca/ndra, pra/caij to\ teleutai=on e)n th=| (Ellhnikh=| dokimasqei=sa. a)gaqh=| tu/xh|.[/face]
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Postby ThomasGR » Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:25 pm

Καλή τύχη, στην τελευταία σου εξέταση των Ελληνικών, Αλεξάνδρα.
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Postby bingley » Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:35 pm

Risky, very risky. If Alexandra doesn't understand, is this going to undermine her confidence?
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Postby Skylax » Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:31 pm

You are right, Bingley, unless Aurelia gives the translation immediately with the Greek. (On the other hand, Alexandra is not supposed to know everything in Greek for her exam...)
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Postby Aurelia » Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:51 pm

Risky, very risky. If Alexandra doesn't understand, is this going to undermine her confidence?


why? how else could it be translated?
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Postby bingley » Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:38 am

Well, the Greeks didn't really have finals , so she may not make the leap from [face=SPIonic]to\ teleutai=on [/face] to the finals, especially as [face=SPIonic]dokimazw[/face] is not a very common word.
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Postby Skylax » Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:06 pm

Bingley is right about no finals among the Greeks !
I hoped to say "may you do well being tested for the last time on Greek language."

I was happy to see the modern version by ThomasGR. Yes, [face=SPIonic]e)ceta/zw[/face] is also used in ancient Greek.
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