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by Wishfulcrystal
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: What's the use of translations
Replies: 23
Views: 6224

Re: What's the use of translations

I mean all of this genuinely and without a bit of condesenscion (Provided that I come off as condescending - I'm not sure I do). deal directly with the languages and not depend on translations as a "learning tool." I'd like you to explain this further. When learning German, I worked with a standard ...
by Wishfulcrystal
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Difference between 'μετὰ' and 'σύν' - EtG translation
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

Difference between 'μετὰ' and 'σύν' - EtG translation

Mastronarde's Introduction to Attic Greek , unit 9, exercise section III, #1. The sentence (in English) is: With friends it is easy to endure evils. Mastronarde's answer key translates it as: μετὰ τῶν φίλων ῥᾴδιον κακὰ φέρειν. I translated it as (with proper accentuation and diacritics on-paper): Συ...
by Wishfulcrystal
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Videos or audio which teach proper pronunciation and pitch?
Replies: 8
Views: 2742

Re: Videos or audio which teach proper pronunciation and pit

There's lots more out there, but to narrow the search: Is your intention to learn and use the classically restored pronunciation, or Koine, or modern Greek? (And I'm assuming you know the difference?) Are you learning and practicing your pronunciation in your early stage of learning Greek, or is it...
by Wishfulcrystal
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Videos or audio which teach proper pronunciation and pitch?
Replies: 8
Views: 2742

Videos or audio which teach proper pronunciation and pitch?

Are there any videos aimed at helping beginners learn how to pronounce diphthongs and long vowels, and how long to hold diphthongs and long vowels? What about videos which teach the pitch accent? English being my native language, pitch is entirely foreign to me and I'm really not sure how a language...
by Wishfulcrystal
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Was Homeric Greek spoken? Was Homer one single person?
Replies: 3
Views: 2947

Re: Was Homeric Greek spoken? Was Homer one single person?

I will most definitely finish the work (and likely Odyssey, too) in English at the very least before looking at scholarship on it. Truthfully, I want my Greek to be at least okay , if not better, before I look into any secondary work. I wanted to post here in case many of my questions had standard, ...
by Wishfulcrystal
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Was Homeric Greek spoken? Was Homer one single person?
Replies: 3
Views: 2947

Was Homeric Greek spoken? Was Homer one single person?

To preface this, I not only don't know Greek (although my textbook should arrive just before December!), but I've not even read Homer in translation apart from the occasional quotation one finds in various ancient (and occasionally modern or contemporary) works, e.g. in Plato. In the introduction to...