Hi. I'm learning Attic.
So there are my questions...
1.What if a verb requires an infinitive/noun, and that infinitive/noun itself brings another one?
E.g. If I want to say "I want to be able to teach", then should I say "ἐθέλω ἕξειν παιδεύειν"?
Or, in the case of "κελεύω", how to express "he orders to guard human"? Is it "κελεύει φυλάττειν ἀνθρώπους" ?
And what if I want to say "he orders a god to guard human"? should I add a δεῲ or δεὸν ?
2.Nouns and adjectives can be directly predicative, i.e. "he good"="he is good". Then if a sentence requires a auxiliary "be", can we simply omit it? For example, are these sentences right?
ἐθέλω καλός / ἐθέλω θεός / ἐθέλω ἐν τῂ θαλάττᾳ
3. I'm unsure about this sentence's meaning:(only a part)
Λειπέτω τὴν οἰκίᾱν τῆς ἀξίᾱς δεσποίνης καὶ...
Is it "(order him to) leave the house/family of the worthy lady and..."?
Well, I'm not a native English speaker, so I'm also unsure of what "ἅξιος, -η, -ον" really means..."a worthy lady"? Does this adjective, when used alone, mean "having some good qualities"?
4.As for pronunciation...
My textbook says a short vowel in the very end of a word is omitted when the next word follows it without a break, and that αι and οι are considered short when in the very final position of a word. So, would word-final αι and οι be omitted in such situation?
5. I've seen cases where an apostrophe is used to elide before a "h", like δ'ὁδοί. Can we really do that? If so, is the beginning sound "h" "dismissed" in proses and poems, so that the omission mentioned in (4) could happen?
I'm not sure what tense should be used in the description above, so I apologize if I've made any mistakes.