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Postby Tancredo » Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:48 pm

I found this line tricky (al least to me).

[face=spionic]polla\j d' i)fqi/mous yuxa\j )/Aidi proi/ayen[/face]

According to Pharr, [face=spionic]i)fqi/mous[/face] modifies [face=spionic]yuxa\j[/face], but they have different genders, so which word does [face=spionic]i)fqi/mous[/face] modify?
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Postby Emma_85 » Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:01 pm

[face=spionic]i)/fqimos [/face] can have female forms, but sometimes it uses the masculine forms to replace the female forms.
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Postby Tancredo » Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:37 pm

Are there anymore words that have similar behavior?
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Postby annis » Mon Oct 25, 2004 6:32 pm

Tancredo wrote:Are there anymore words that have similar behavior?


Lots of Greek adjectives have only two sets of endings: one set for the neuter, and one set for both masculine and feminine. The forms will generally appear masculine, but you have to watch out for that. See Pharr section 729, 731 for the most common examples; also see 723, 724.
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