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Hi,I'm a new one and get troubled in every step

Postby Jasper » Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:45 pm

I've been interested in Greek for long but there's no one here who's studying Greak let alone ancient one.I even don't know how to pronounce,rough and smooth breathing,for instance.
And I also have no experiece of Latin.Must I learn it in advance? :( :?:
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would you like to give me a hand?

Postby Jasper » Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:57 pm

I really find this task quite difficult.Can you help me?
Thanks a lot.
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Re: Hi,I'm a new one and get troubled in every step

Postby Kasper » Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:44 pm

Jasper wrote:I've been interested in Greek for long but there's no one here who's studying Greak let alone ancient one.I even don't know how to pronounce,rough and smooth breathing,for instance.
And I also have no experiece of Latin.Must I learn it in advance? :( :?:


Hi Jasper,

Generally, rough breathing can be described as (slightly) breathing out. It's like a "h" in English really. Smooth breathing is not breathing out.

Although some books assume a knowledge of latin before you start on Greek, it's not necesarry.
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“Cum ego verbo utar,” Humpty Dumpty dixit voce contempta, “indicat illud quod optem – nec plus nec minus.”
“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”
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Thanks so much!!

Postby Jasper » Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:08 am

It's so kind of you.
And there're still quite a few problems which I can't work out by myself.
Shall I go on asking and would you like to go on helping me with,such as the accents?
Thank you.
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Postby Kasper » Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:11 am

Keep asking, mate. There are many people here who know waaayyy more than I do (i'm just a beginner myself) who will be able to answer your questions. :wink:
“Cum ego verbo utar,” Humpty Dumpty dixit voce contempta, “indicat illud quod optem – nec plus nec minus.”
“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”
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Postby Jasper » Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:48 pm

Then how to pronouce those accents? ` ' and ^
And when to pronouce alpha as in "hat" and when as in "ago"?
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Postby Kasper » Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:01 am

Jasper, there are many threads here in these forums that relate to pronounciation, some current ones. Have a look around at what's already there and see if you have any questions left after that!
“Cum ego verbo utar,” Humpty Dumpty dixit voce contempta, “indicat illud quod optem – nec plus nec minus.”
“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”
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Postby Jasper » Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:42 am

Well,you know,I don't have enough time on line these days actually.
Anyway,thank you very much for helping me with those problems! :wink:
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Postby piedra » Sun May 15, 2005 7:12 pm

I'm new on this site, and also willing to learn ancient greek; the problem is I may need a little help. In exchange I could help anyone interested in learning french or spanish.
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Postby usqueadmortem » Sat Jun 04, 2005 10:40 pm

piedra wrote:I'm new on this site, and also willing to learn ancient greek; the problem is I may need a little help. In exchange I could help anyone interested in learning french or spanish.


Oh, I am dying to learn french, and would love to learn spanish. I can help you out. But I know koine, not ancient.
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