Tertius Robertus wrote:robertus omnibus salutem dicit (what is the greek for this?)
á¿¬Î¿Î²á½³ÏÏ„Î¿Ï‚ Ï€á¾¶ÏƒÎ¹ Ï‡Î±á½·ÏÎµÎ¹Î½. Greek uses infinitives in the opening salutations of letters.
1 Are the three verb forms a safeguide to all other forms? or shall i truly have to master those rules, those long rules full of exceptions?
For what you have learned, mostly. There are exceptions aplenty which you must simply memorize. Also, and I ask you not to take fright from this, the Greek verb has not three but six principal parts. You haven't covered yet the remaining three.
2 of the verb á¼Î½Î´Î¬Î½Ï‰ the form á¼”Î±Î´Î¿Î½ (page 61 of the pdf) is for the imperfect given, however in lesson 10 (page 58 of the pdf) the form á¼¥Î½Î´Î±Î½Îµ,
which one is the true?
The third principal part is the aorist
, not the imperfect. So á¼¥Î½Î´Î±Î½Îµ is the imperfect and á¼•Î±Î´Î¿Î½ is the aorist.
3 why is Î¿Ï… behaving as a diphtong in the declensions, ie, forbidin' the ^ to appear as in Î½Î¿ÏÏƒÎ¿Ï…Ï‚, if it sounds as a vowel.
Both Î¿Ï… and ÎµÎ¹ started out their lives as diphthongs (er, not always true for ÎµÎ¹, but pretend it is for now), then became long vowels.
4 as the dative masculine of á¼‘ÎºÎµá¿–Î½Î¿Ï‚ á¼ÎºÎµá¿–Î½á¿³ is given, whereas it should be á¼ÎºÎµÎ¯Î½á¿³ by the rules, is this a ortographical mistake or it falls into the exceptions
That is, as you correctly noticed, an error. It's correct in the edition I have (Wright's 1985 revision).
5 the prepostions á¼€Î½Î¬ á¼Ï‚ á¼Î½ have, like others, alternate forms á¼€Î½ Îµá¼°Ï‚ á¼Î½Î¯, but unlike others, it is not told how they are to occur -.- when then?
Homer gets to use whichever form he feels like (for metrical reasons, or inspirational ones). In your own translation exercises stick with Îµá¼°Ï‚, á¼Î½ and á¼€Î½á½±.
6 how do i travel through the pdf without having to scroll for minutes (ya, there are the booknmarks, but they dont link to all the sections in the book, how can i do my own bookmarks)
I can't help you with this. It'll be different depending on the make/model of the PDF viewer you use.
vale! (what is the greek for this?)
á¼”ÏÏÏ‰ÏƒÎ¸Îµ to several people, á¼”ÏÏÏ‰ÏƒÎ¿ to one.