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Confusing Lingo

Postby Ray » Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:53 pm

Howdy, I found a troubling sentance in one of my greek books. [face=SPIonic] legw ton auton logon [/face]

The translation I attempted did not make any sense. I translated it "I spoke it the word" or "a word"

The book gave me "I say the same word."

Why would that sentance mean that?
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Postby whiteoctave » Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:32 pm

[face=SPIonic]au0toj[/face] placed between the definite article and the noun means 'same'.

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Postby Ray » Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:50 pm

whiteoctave wrote:[face=SPIonic]au0toj[/face] placed between the definite article and the noun means 'same'.

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Thanks, does "[face=SPIonic]au0toj[/face] always mean same when placed between the definite article and noun, or are there exceptions? Also is there any other way to express 'same' other than using [face=SPIonic]au0toj[/face]?
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Postby callee » Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:38 am

I can't think of a text off the top of my head, but I've never met a gk rule yet that did not have exceptions. good luck.
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