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Reading A Greek Boy At Home

Postby Amadeus » Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:29 am

Lisa: Relax?! I can't relax! Nor can I yield, relent, or... Only two synonyms? Oh my God! I'm losing my perspicacity! Aaaaa!

Homer: Well it's always in the last place you look.
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Postby Amadeus » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:30 am

Ooooohhh, pffff, I get it now! It's a "-μι" verb! No wonder I didn't even recognize it as a third person verb. I didn't really study this form when I was using "Thrasymachus". Wow, I'm not even past chapter IX of AGBAH and I'm already finding "-μι" verbs. :oops:


EDIT: Thanks Modus! We posted about the same time. I thought I was dealing with dialects (because Rouse does mix them up), and now I see my error. In my defense, though, the glossary is just crap! :lol:
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Lisa: Relax?! I can't relax! Nor can I yield, relent, or... Only two synonyms? Oh my God! I'm losing my perspicacity! Aaaaa!

Homer: Well it's always in the last place you look.
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Re: Reading A Greek Boy At Home

Postby modus.irrealis » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:33 am

καθίησι is the 3rd person singular present of καθίημι, which is κατά + ἵημι. Also, for διδόασι vs. διδῶσι, that's indicative vs. subjunctive. For me, the μι-verbs were a real problem, and I just had to sit down and memorize the forms (in my case, I wrote them out over and over again). I'm not sure they can be learned any other way.

Edit: I see I was too late, but yeah, the μι-verbs are problematic :D.
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Postby Amadeus » Wed May 28, 2008 8:47 pm

Lisa: Relax?! I can't relax! Nor can I yield, relent, or... Only two synonyms? Oh my God! I'm losing my perspicacity! Aaaaa!

Homer: Well it's always in the last place you look.
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Postby jk0592 » Thu May 29, 2008 4:10 am

I do not know if this is of any help, but when I looked at "a greek boy at home", some of the missing vocabulary could be picked up in the book "a first greek course" also by Rouse.
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Postby Amadeus » Thu May 29, 2008 4:13 pm

Lisa: Relax?! I can't relax! Nor can I yield, relent, or... Only two synonyms? Oh my God! I'm losing my perspicacity! Aaaaa!

Homer: Well it's always in the last place you look.
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Postby modus.irrealis » Thu May 29, 2008 5:03 pm

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Postby Amadeus » Thu May 29, 2008 5:31 pm

Lisa: Relax?! I can't relax! Nor can I yield, relent, or... Only two synonyms? Oh my God! I'm losing my perspicacity! Aaaaa!

Homer: Well it's always in the last place you look.
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Postby IreneY » Sat May 31, 2008 12:09 pm

I am trying SO hard not to write something about birds and bees and επι right now!
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