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One fish...

Postby Lostntym8 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:00 pm

εἱς ἰχθύς, δύο ἰχθῦς, ἰχθύς κόκκινος, ἰχθύς ὑακίνθινος

I'm trying to capture in Koine Greek the thought; One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.

How well have I done?
"Parataxis is the rule in speech of children, primitive men, unlettered men and also of Homer." (Rob. 426, line 13) Τιμοθεος του Λαυρεντιος
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Re: One fish...

Postby mwh » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:46 am

But how many fish are red and how many are blue? The English has ambiguity the Greek cannot.
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Re: One fish...

Postby Markos » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:53 pm

Lostntym8 wrote:εἱς ἰχθύς, δύο ἰχθῦς, ἰχθύς κόκκινος, ἰχθύς ὑακίνθινος

I'm trying to capture in Koine Greek the thought; One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.

How well have I done?


You've done well, Scott.

ἰχθύς τις.
νῦν δὲ ἰχθύε.
ὁ μὲν ἐρυθρός, ἡ δὲ κυάνη!
I am writing in Ancient Greek not because I know Greek well, but because I hope that it will improve my fluency in reading. I got the idea for this from Adrianus over on the Latin forum here at Textkit.
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