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Pharr §53.6

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Pharr §53.6

Postby tbjohnston » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:49 am

The exercise is to translate from Greek into English,

[face=SPIonic]
o9/te kakw=j prose/eipen A0trei/+dhj Xru/shn, to/te e0xo/lwsen, e9khbo/lon.
[/face]

Although Pharr has not yet introduced the adverbial form of [face=SPIonic]kakw=j[/face] yet, it seems to make more sense to me to treat [face=SPIonic]kakw=j[/face] as an adverb modifying [face=SPIonic] prose/eipen [/face] rather than a feminine singular genitive adjective [and frankly, I couldn't find any noun or other adjective for it to modify].

My translation: When the son of Atreus addressed Chryses harshly, then he enraged the free-shooter.

Any thoughts? Thanks
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Postby GlottalGreekGeek » Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:35 am

Is there a reason for the second comma?

Personally, I would have used [face=SPIonic]kaka/[/face] (neuter accusative plural) instead of [face=SPIonic]kakw=j[/face], but that might just be my style.
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Postby tbjohnston » Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:52 am

No reason for the second comma...my mistake.
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Postby Bert » Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:47 pm

tbj I think your translation is correct.
[face=SPIonic]Kakw=j[/face] is an adverb so you don't have to wonder about a feminine noun that it could modify. Fem. gen. sg. of [face=SPIonic]kako/j[/face]is [face=SPIonic]kakh=j[/face] and plural is [face=SPIonic]kakw=n[/face].
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