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le/wn e)/xei e)nne/a ske/lh

Postby hyptia » Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:47 pm

οὐδεῖς λεόντων ἔχει πέντε σκέλη.
εἷς δὲ λέων ἔχει τέτταρα πλείονα σκέλη ἢ οὐδεῖς.
λέων οὖν ἔχει ἐννέα σκέλη.


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Re: le/wn e)/xei e)nne/a ske/lh

Postby modus.irrealis » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:47 pm

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Postby hyptia » Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:48 pm

Thanks! :D I remember reading something to this effect (in English) on the internet years ago and decided to take a shot at translating it.

I didn't know of the contracted form, but on looking it up I see it now. However, in Teach Yourself Ancient Greek, page 171 it says that the second member of the comparison must be the same as the first, citing the example Σωκράτης σωφότερός ἐστιν ἢ ἐγώ.

White's book says in #867 that the dative of manner is used to denote the degree of difference. Therefore I think you're right about τέτταρσι; I simply hadn't gotten that far yet in my reading.
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Postby GlottalGreekGeek » Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:26 am

[I am too lazy to switch to Greek fonts]

With comparisons, one can either use the [nominative] [comparative adjective] h [nominative] construction, or the [nominative] [comparative] [genitive] approach. Technically, the noun being compared doesn't need to be in nominative, but I kept it that way to make this simpler.
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