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by paulbarnes
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Behold: the "Chronicles of King Minos"...
Replies: 0
Views: 1003

Behold: the "Chronicles of King Minos"...

From the 2010 film "Sinbad and the Minotaur", and written in "Ancient Greek" according to the script. Atrocious in too many ways to enumerate!
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Regards,
Paul
by paulbarnes
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Contract imperatives and accent.
Replies: 5
Views: 2430

Re: Contract imperatives and accent.

Thanks Nate, I had glossed over the rules at Smyth §166 et seq, which your post brought to my attention, and which same information I should have gleaned from Irene's post. I must endeavour to be more careful in future.

Thank you all,
Paul
by paulbarnes
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Contract imperatives and accent.
Replies: 5
Views: 2430

Re: Contract imperatives and accent.

Thank you very much for your prompt and helpful reply.

I am still uncertain why the accent on the stem is δήλο- when forming the imperative when it is δηλό- when forming a verb in the present tense?

Thank you again,
Paul
by paulbarnes
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Fed up with Perseus
Replies: 16
Views: 11049

Re: Fed up with Perseus

One can download the Perseus database and the Java hopper here: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/opensource/download There are installation instructions included, but it is not for the faint of heart. The upshot is that it can be hosted locally (for Linux and OSX). Check here if you run into any ...
by paulbarnes
Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Contract imperatives and accent.
Replies: 5
Views: 2430

Contract imperatives and accent.

Hello all, Quick (and likely silly) questions: Why do contract imperatives throw their (acute) accent back in a manner not consistent with the general rule [Smyth 171(b), 424(c)]: eg: (e contract) ποιέ-ε = ποί-ει, but ποιέ-ει = ποι-εῖ, (o contract) δηλό-ετε = δηλοῦτε, but δηλό-ε = δήλ-ου ? Also, why...