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Am I on the right track?

Postby Evyn » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:38 pm

Hi again,

A few of the sentences I have to translate are proving tricky. Am I on the right track with them? Any advice, help or pointers?

[face=spionic]
o( fi/los o(/n o( e)/xqroj a)pekto/nen u(po\ de/ndrw| h)=n
[/face]

This one I am battling with - a word-for-word direct translation gives me:

the friend (?) the hostile (keep away?) (passive indicator) tree he was


[face=spionic]
oi( a)/nqrwpoi oi(\ toi=j profh/taij pepisteu/kasi sofw/teroi ei)si tw=n a)/llwn
[/face]

The men have trusted the prophets who are wiser than the others
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Re: Am I on the right track?

Postby annis » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:55 pm

I've added commas to highlight the relative clauses:

[face=spionic]
o( fi/los, o(/n o( e)/xqroj a)pekto/nen, u(po\ de/ndrw| h)=n
[/face]


While [face=spionic]u(po/[/face] does indicate the agent of a passive verb, it is also a normal preposition, "under."

Also, is the accent on the verb right?

[face=spionic]
oi( a)/nqrwpoi, oi(\ toi=j profh/taij pepisteu/kasi, sofw/teroi ei)si tw=n a)/llwn
[/face]
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Postby Evyn » Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:18 pm

The accent is as it appears in my textbook
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Postby annis » Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:03 pm

Evyn wrote:The accent is as it appears in my textbook


What's the textbook? I don't think any finite form of [face=spionic]a)poktei/nw[/face] should be accented that way.
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