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by Lavrentivs
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Grammatical term for λυετέον
Replies: 3
Views: 1910

Grammatical term for λυετέον

Λυετέον and λυετόν are verbal adjectives expressing necessity and possibility, respectively. Are there any (old) grammatical terms for each of them severally? The latter might perhaps be called a potential verbal adjective; but what about the former? Gerundive, perhaps? (Or is that used of both?)
by Lavrentivs
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: converting tlg files
Replies: 1
Views: 1409

converting tlg files

is there a way to convert tlg txt files (accompatied with idt files (containing line numbers etc?)) to readable unicode greek (preferrably with line numbers etc)? I mean the files that come in pairs such as TLG0208.TXT and TLG0208.IDT.
by Lavrentivs
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: γέγονα and γεγένημαι
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

γέγονα and γεγένημαι

is there a clear difference and if so what?
by Lavrentivs
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Spiritual assimilation
Replies: 3
Views: 1905

Spiritual assimilation

It seems to be an orthographic convention that smooth stops followed by aspirated vowels become rough, e.g., ἔπειτ’ ὁ πατήρ would become ἔπειθ’ ὁ πατήρ. I assume that this is because in the classical pronunciation the former would sound just like the second. But why is there no similar rule in the o...
by Lavrentivs
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Accent, ἆρ' ἐστὶ
Replies: 5
Views: 2363

Accent, ἆρ' ἐστὶ

Aristotle's Metaphysics 1049 a 1:
οἷον ἡ γῆ ἆρ' ἐστὶ δυνάμει ἄνθρωπος;

Why not ἆρ' ἐστι ?
by Lavrentivs
Thu May 21, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: δεδείξειν
Replies: 3
Views: 2417

δεδείξειν

Smyth does not show the future perfect infinitive and δείκνυμι. What does that mean? Simply that the form does not occur in what we have of classical Greek? Or is there any other reason to think it would not have been heard as good Greek?
by Lavrentivs
Sat May 09, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Strange accentuation
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

Re: Strange accentuation

Thanks! Strange, though, that the OCTs should have the error twice in the same phrase.
by Lavrentivs
Fri May 08, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Strange accentuation
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

Strange accentuation

I found this accentuation in Aristotle, Metaphysics Θ.8 1049 b 28:

… ἔκ τινος τι καὶ …

which seems to contradict Smyth 184 sq.

There is also 1033 b 11:

… ἔκ τινος τὶ ἔσται.

Thanks.
by Lavrentivs
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ascribo
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Re: ascribo

Non caret ratione quod dicis, quo tibi gratias.
by Lavrentivs
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ascribo
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

ascribo

Quare ascribo scribitur pro asscribo?
by Lavrentivs
Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vowel lengthening
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Vowel lengthening

Reading Califf's Latin Meter and Verse Composition and surprised by the talk of 'lengthened vowels': surely it is the syllable and not the vowel that is long in virtue of the vowel's position? Is this merely impræcicely expressed or am I missing something?
by Lavrentivs
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Participle of esse
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Participle of esse

Does the participle praesens of praeesse indicate that the participle of esse should properly be sens and not ens?
by Lavrentivs
Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: pronun.: cal(l)idus
Replies: 45
Views: 15429

Re: pronun.: cal(l)idus

Care to explain how that sounds? Maybe by recording?
by Lavrentivs
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: pronun.: cal(l)idus
Replies: 45
Views: 15429

pronun.: cal(l)idus

Is the difference in pronunciation only that for callidus one should hold the l a bit longer?
by Lavrentivs
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Accent
Replies: 6
Views: 2973

Re: Accent

Thanks!

I wonder, though, what Smyth's evidence for § 185 might be? It seems very unnatural.
by Lavrentivs
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Accent
Replies: 6
Views: 2973

Accent

Crito, 53 b 1:

ὅτι μὲν γὰρ κινδυνεύσουσί γέ σου οἱ ἐπιτήδειοι …

Is this accentuation correct? I would have exspected:

ὅτι μὲν γὰρ κινδυνεύσουσι γέ σου οἱ ἐπιτήδειοι …
by Lavrentivs
Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Κρίτων, long ι?
Replies: 17
Views: 5864

Κρίτων, long ι?

Don't know whether this name has a long ι, or how generally to go about finding vowel quantities in names -- ?
by Lavrentivs
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: acc. & inf.
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Re: acc. & inf.

Forgive me, but I find this difficult to believe. In a quasi-impersonal the infinitive subject does not seem to me to require a further subject. Perhaps you mean that με is the ‘logical subject’. Still, the reason it would be a quasi-impersonal, as distinct from a true impersonal, is that there is a...
by Lavrentivs
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: acc. & inf.
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Re: acc. & inf.

Sorry if I'm being slow, but I don't see how my ex. can be a quasi-impersonal: wouldn't εἰμί have to be a transitive verb? whence the acc.? and even if it were, how do we get from that to acc. & inf.? It doesn't seem to me to be parallel to the constructions with δεῖ: ‘to stay binds me’ works becaus...
by Lavrentivs
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: acc. & inf.
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Re: acc. & inf.

Somehow I thought εἰμί could not take acc. & inf., and that this was rather an articular infinitive w/o article, the acc. being rather the subject of the artic. inf.
by Lavrentivs
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: acc. & inf.
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

acc. & inf.

Can or must Crito 43 b 10 sq. be read as acc. & inf.?

πλημμελὲς εἴη ἀγανακτεῖν τηλικοῦτον ὄντα
by Lavrentivs
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Declining Greek words in English text
Replies: 2
Views: 1864

Re: Declining Greek words in English text

I hear declinging is still the common practice in Italian. Probably more a matter of style than susceptible to argument.
by Lavrentivs
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Elision or hiatus?
Replies: 1
Views: 1347

Elision or hiatus?

Just read χαλεπὸν δὲ ἀφελεῖν … in Aristotle (1036b2sq). why is it not δ᾽ ἀφελεῖν?
by Lavrentivs
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Declining Greek words in English text
Replies: 2
Views: 1864

Declining Greek words in English text

Does anyone know of an older text where this is practiced? I mean an English text that utilizes this πρᾶξιν. Please tell me about the newest ones you know. Thanks. I’d also be interested to know if any of you still do this; it seems to me to be the only really satisfying thing to do, even though fin...
by Lavrentivs
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Orthographic variants
Replies: 0
Views: 1284

Orthographic variants

Aristotle's Metaphysics 1031b9 sq. have both οὐθέν and οὐδέν. I was wondering where such variations are believed to have originated. (Are we to suppose that Aristotle used both, or is there no evidence either way?)
by Lavrentivs
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: οὐ μὴν ἀλλά, not but what
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

Re: οὐ μὴν ἀλλά, not but what

I hadn’t thought to look in Fowler. Thanks.
by Lavrentivs
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: οὐ μὴν ἀλλά, not but what
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

Re: οὐ μὴν ἀλλά, not but what

Thanks. What about 'not but (that)'? simply a variant or is there a nuance or historic difference?
by Lavrentivs
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: οὐ μὴν ἀλλά, not but what
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

οὐ μὴν ἀλλά, not but what

It seems that these expressions are literally æquivalent: ‘nothing else is the case but that …’

But for the English expression I have found almost no literary evidence, except for maybe a quote in the OED. Are Englishmen familiar with this?
by Lavrentivs
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Accent: quiscunque &c.
Replies: 3
Views: 2281

Re: Accent: quiscunque &c.

Num habes quamqumque indicem -cumque esse particulum encliticum?
by Lavrentivs
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Accent: quiscunque &c.
Replies: 3
Views: 2281

Accent: quiscunque &c.

(Thanks for your reflexions on itaque. My initial suspicion was also that thinking of 'and so' and 'therefore' as two distinct senses of itaque may be post-classical and slightly degenerate: clearly its meaning is no more 'therefore' than the meaning of 'thus' is 'therefore', 'itaque' and 'thus' mer...
by Lavrentivs
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: itaque, accent
Replies: 27
Views: 11264

itaque, accent

Is itaque pænultimate?
by Lavrentivs
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Neology
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

Neology

To cast doubt on something: to dubify or to dubiify?
by Lavrentivs
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: admit of
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

admit of

What is to admit of (ἐνδέχεσθαι) in Latin?
by Lavrentivs
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: apparatus criticus
Replies: 4
Views: 2607

Re: apparatus criticus

Yes, it’s actually missing from my copy from 1950.
by Lavrentivs
Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: apparatus criticus
Replies: 4
Views: 2607

Re: apparatus criticus

thanks! either I overlooked the sigla, or they weren't in the copy I had when I asked. L.
by Lavrentivs
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: apparatus criticus
Replies: 4
Views: 2607

apparatus criticus

The apparatus of Aristotelis Physica (ed. Ross, 1950) has the letter M. e.g., ‘om. MS’ I take to mean ‘omiserunt M et Simplicius’; but there is no mention of any M in the praefatione . . . ?
by Lavrentivs
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: The Greek of Simplicius
Replies: 0
Views: 1900

The Greek of Simplicius

Was his Gr. κοινή? Does that mean that it is very different from the Gr. of say Plato and Aristotle?
by Lavrentivs
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: voc baccalaureus
Replies: 5
Views: 3046

Re: voc baccalaureus

Alright. Are you sure there isn’t an exception similar to that for words ending in -ius? (The voc. of Laurentius is Laurenti, not Laurentie.)
by Lavrentivs
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: voc baccalaureus
Replies: 5
Views: 3046

voc baccalaureus

What is the vocative of 2nd decl words ending in -eus?
by Lavrentivs
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic:
Replies: 4
Views: 2821

Re: ᾗ

But I’m not asking about a specific usage, I am asking about the relation between the two normal senses of this form, the one being where, the other as.