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Exercise 80, page 19

Postby Carola » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:22 am

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Re: Exercise 80, page 19

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Re: Exercise 80, page 19

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Re: Exercise 80, page 19

Postby kalowski » Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:34 pm

Sorry, I missed a word out of my answer. I meant this:

ἵππους εἰς τους σύμμαχους ἔπεμπε.
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Postby Hammurabi » Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:57 am

allo!

just a doubt

the dative for σύμμαχος is it συμμάχοις? I mean... the accent is it moved?

the same thing for πόλεμος , πολέμῳ .... ???

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Postby spiphany » Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:47 pm

Although the accent on nouns is persistent (it tries to remain over the same vowel or diphthong), it may be forced towards the end of the word if the length of the last syllable (the ultima) changes. This is what happened here. If the ultima of a word is short, the accent is allowed to be on the third-to-last syllable (the antepenult), but if the ultima is long, the accent cannot fall further back than the second-to-last syllable (the penult).
IPHIGENIE: Kann uns zum Vaterland die Fremde werden?
ARKAS: Und dir ist fremd das Vaterland geworden.
IPHIGENIE: Das ist's, warum mein blutend Herz nicht heilt.
(Goethe, Iphigenie auf Tauris)
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Postby Hammurabi » Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:17 pm

Im sorry for the inconvenience!:o

but I got kind of confused:o

thus what is the dative for those two words??

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Postby spiphany » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:15 pm

No problem. Accents are confusing.

Both forms you gave are datives: -ῳ is the singular, -οις is the plural. I don't know which form you need for the exercise. (And the accent in either case is on the penult, because the final syllable is long.)
IPHIGENIE: Kann uns zum Vaterland die Fremde werden?
ARKAS: Und dir ist fremd das Vaterland geworden.
IPHIGENIE: Das ist's, warum mein blutend Herz nicht heilt.
(Goethe, Iphigenie auf Tauris)
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