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Postby Bert » Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:28 pm

Is there any difference in word order at all in a Greek question compared to a statement?
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Postby Raya » Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:58 pm

According to my textbook (Hansen & Quinn's Greek: An Intensive Coure, which is limited to Attic dialect) - no.
Indeed, on numerous occasions I didn't recognise that a sentence was a question until I came to the closing punctuation!
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Postby klewlis » Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:34 pm

Sometimes you get word markers... but otherwise it's context-dependent.
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Re: Greek questions

Postby Rodney » Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:17 pm

Bert wrote:Is there any difference in word order at all in a Greek question compared to a statement?


Greek questions often include the interog. "[face=SPIONIC]ara[/face]". Here's the best example I can come up with on the fly:

[face=SPIONIC]ara exeis ton 'ippon ;[/face]

Do you have a horse?
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Postby chad » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:10 pm

what's [face=SPIonic]exeiston[/face]? is it related to [face=SPIonic]e1xw[/face]?

I couldn't find the word in any Perseus searches. thanks, chad. :)
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Postby benissimus » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:59 pm

chad wrote:what's [face=SPIonic]exeiston[/face]? is it related to [face=SPIonic]e1xw[/face]?

I couldn't find the word in any Perseus searches. thanks, chad. :)

I think he meant [face=SPIonic]ara exeij ton i(ppon[/face]
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Postby chad » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:09 am

thanks benissimus, it comes up w/out a space on my screen... cheers, chad. :)
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Postby auctor » Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:01 am

Bringing up the subject spacing again (I've mentioned this in other threads) I have discovered that Greek with breathings and accents appears perfectly when the text is LARGE, but horribly misspaced when it is normal.
Don't ask me why because I wouldn't even know where to start thinking about looking for a place to find a reason but... I wonder if Will and Jeff could or would consider making the default Greek text size 18. It IS easier to read and if all the bits come out in a decent fashion then many misreads would be avoided.

Just a thought,
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Postby Rodney » Wed Feb 25, 2004 9:47 pm

I'll endeavor to use a larger typeface in the future. I was just shaken up from accidentally tuning into the FOX network. I'm better now.
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