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by Aristoklhs
Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek
Replies: 34
Views: 20736

Re: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek

It´s from " Introduction to Greek Prose Composition by Sidgwick" on page 17 of the book or page 31 on Adobe.
by Aristoklhs
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: One question to everyone...
Replies: 29
Views: 12034

To learn accidence one can use dice or dices and it is very good if one tries to translate his translation back to ancient greek. And one should repeat doing the exercises he has already done. And one can see texts as solutions and create fill-in-the-blanks exercises for tenses, moods, prepositions...
by Aristoklhs
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: One question to everyone...
Replies: 29
Views: 12034

I have attended school in Greece and university in Germany. I have attended language courses in both countries. I think in Greece we moan too much. I always heard and read that the greek educational system is a waste of time, because one has to learn like a parrot useless knowledge. And there is not...
by Aristoklhs
Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: vowels , contracted verbs and all cases when 2 vowels meet
Replies: 16
Views: 3805

ᾰ + Ο = ω otherwise ᾱ; ι subscripted. O: every combination with o (ου,οι,ω, etc.). εε > ει , εο > ου otherwise ε is always dropped ο + ι-Diphthong = οι , ο + long vocal =ω otherwise ου η + Ο = ω otherwise η; ι subscripted. Verbs which contained F contract only in ει. The book I used is "Stehle: Gri...
by Aristoklhs
Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: αὑτὸν
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Yes, it is it's short form! I would never have thought looking there.
Thank you! :)
by Aristoklhs
Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: αὑτὸν
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

αὑτὸν


by Aristoklhs
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Method question about declensions learning
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

I mean those cards of different sizes one can write upon. In Germany they are being sold in different colors.

Do you call them "fiches"?

Example
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or

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by Aristoklhs
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Method question about declensions learning
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

I now use flash cards and because I don't like carrying a very big package of cards in the underground, I have on one card 13 verbs of the same voice-mood-tense-number. After having learned them the traditional way, it is a good exercise.
by Aristoklhs
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Medieval Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 14562

by Aristoklhs
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Question for Greek speakers
Replies: 9
Views: 2444

γ?ῦ

Grunt (for humans).
Most elementary language sound.(φθόγγος)

Metaphorically: the least, next to nothing.
by Aristoklhs
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: First Person Dual Conjugation
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

In Attic νώ=we two, σφώ=you two. First person dual and plural are the same.

Attic
- William W. Goodwin §389 page 82 (118 from 488)
- Herbert Weir Smyth §325 page 90 (105 from 799)
Homer
- Herbert Weir Smyth §325D page 91 (106 from 799)
by Aristoklhs
Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Particles
Replies: 23
Views: 10348

I learn vocabulary in context. I look them up in the dictionary, but I try to learn them with the rest of the sentence.
by Aristoklhs
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Particles
Replies: 23
Views: 10348

I think many downloads offered by textkit have special chapters. One has to learn them like any other vocabulary.
by Aristoklhs
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Χαῖ?ετε
Replies: 4
Views: 4854

Ἡ γλῶττα, τῆς γλώττης.
by Aristoklhs
Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Vocabulary
Replies: 8
Views: 2839

It is better to learn the whole phrases both ways. From Greek to English and vice versa. Specially reverse translation, translating English back to Greek in order to get the original text, helps a lot.
by Aristoklhs
Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: How to pronounce eta?
Replies: 30
Views: 23283

Well, since no one speaks ancient greek, I would advise you to learn the Erasmian accent so you will not have any problems with orthography. I think ä is more adequate than anything else. There is a spurious "ει" as well, it sounds as a german "e", but I don't know if erasmians pronounce it, because...
by Aristoklhs
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Prometheia 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1480

Prometheia 2007

http://www.metafysiko.org/index.php?module=writeit&action=read&id=34 Promitheia 2007 Promitheia, events of honour and elevation of the Greek worldview, took place for the 12th consecutive year in the roots of Mount Olympos.Metafysiko.gr was there for the second time during the 3 days of the events e...
by Aristoklhs
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: What's the best way to start to learn ancient Greek?
Replies: 16
Views: 34872

Did you learn the other languages with this system? In modern languages the knowledge of 3000 words, which leads to 4000 different meanings, is enough to make somebody understand 80% of a common text. In Germany such books are being sold. 4000 sentences and their translation in german. They are divi...
by Aristoklhs
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Accents:
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

You can create your own exercises. You take some real texts, replace all accents with plain vocals and than you exercise as much as you want and you do have a key. http://users.ox.ac.uk/~tayl0010/letters_table_caretpos2.htm Press greek letters and you will see all possible combinations. Ancient gree...
by Aristoklhs
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Modern Greek: Would it help?
Replies: 26
Views: 26231

The greatest hindrance to learning AG is I cannot learn it as a living, spoken language. That is the greatest problem, because most of the methods only try to teach translation. http://www.akwn.net/ The site above prooves that ancient greek can be learned as a living language, but no one seems to b...
by Aristoklhs
Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Modern Greek: Would it help?
Replies: 26
Views: 26231

I think at first they will seem as two completely different languages. Modern greek as in those scripts of FSI (I have downloaded them as well because of the polytonic system) are based on an oral language and ancient on a written. Although I have never lived in an anglophonic country I use the text...
by Aristoklhs
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: greek book in greek?
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Don't mention it!

I think it will be uploaded sooner or later.
by Aristoklhs
Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: greek book in greek?
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

http://www.ypepth.gr/el_ec_page1819.htm

Συντακτικό Α?χαίας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας Α' Β' Γ' Γυμνασίου

Λεξικό Α?χαίας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας Α', Β', Γ' Γυμνασίου

Α?χαία Ελληνική Γλώσσα Β' Γυμνασίου

Α?χαία Ελληνική Γλώσσα Α' Γυμνασίου


Try these.
by Aristoklhs
Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: North & Hillard Greek Prose Missing Pages
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

North & Hillard Greek Prose Missing Pages

Pages 168, 169, 170 and 171 are missing.

Can I get them somehow on the web?
by Aristoklhs
Wed May 09, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: On pronunciation
Replies: 16
Views: 6463

Re: Erasmian and Modern pronunciations

But I wonder, even if I did learn Caragounis's correct pronunciation of Greek, would it help me with modern Greek? Because I only know ancient Greek words and meanings, I would think that I would sound strange to modern Greeks, in the way that speaking Old English in an English-speaking country wou...
by Aristoklhs
Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Plato......Phaedo.
Replies: 13
Views: 3972

Guys are you willfuly misinterpreting what Turendil is trying to say? Why should we want to do that? :evil: Justice IS a relative term and a quick scan through democratic countries' law history can attest to that anyway. If one consider todays republics as democratic or democratic enough and if we ...
by Aristoklhs
Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Plato......Phaedo.
Replies: 13
Views: 3972

If one says justice is relative, one is inclined to interpret it the way it suits one best. Trying to understand justice makes one wiser on the subject. The problem is if one says that there are two justices. One of this world and a different one. Not a reflexion of one another.
by Aristoklhs
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Plato......Phaedo.
Replies: 13
Views: 3972

The gulags were in the Soviet Union and Marxism is certainly not influenced by Platonism. Platon is hated by the marxists because of his idealism. They prefer Epicuros to any other greek philosopher. As what led to gulags, concetration camps, fascism and communism one has to search elsewhere. I have...
by Aristoklhs
Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: If you had to pick just one
Replies: 21
Views: 6632

Well I have no reason to study latin. Even if I would have time for a second language that would be chinese.
by Aristoklhs
Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why do we study hostory?
Replies: 21
Views: 5804

I study the past to understand the present and to predict the future.
by Aristoklhs
Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 300 watch the trailer if you are brave enough
Replies: 63
Views: 20208

Well having an average knowledge of greek history I refuse to see this film as I did with Troy and Alexander. Most of the people who saw it said the best thing they liked about it was the popcorn. Some probably interpreted too many things in this film, because it sound more like a drama than a film....
by Aristoklhs
Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help with new word.
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Πολυθεϊστές. :mrgreen:
by Aristoklhs
Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Studying Plato
Replies: 10
Views: 3278

Vocabulary. Many words I read have a different meaning. Or one meaning out of more has survived. The most striking example is the word "παλτά". At first I thought it was some kind of a coat, but I found it peculiar that Xenophon says that Cyrus took two παλτά and went between the two angry generals....
by Aristoklhs
Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Studying Plato
Replies: 10
Views: 3278

Modern greek may help you, but if you are not careful it may mislead you. Officialy I have had 2 years ancient greek, but I have found out I have forgotten nearly everything. So I worked through First Greek Book by John Williams White and A First Greek Course by Sir William Smith. A bit hastily thou...
by Aristoklhs
Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: how many languages can a person learn?
Replies: 23
Views: 9663

I don't think it is only a matter of intelligence, but a matter of organisation. If you give yourself 15 years, than you may take another 4. However ancient greek and latin are problematic, because only translation is being exercised. Europeans don't speak averagely that many languages. Mostly some ...
by Aristoklhs
Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classic Rap
Replies: 8
Views: 4957

Re: Classic Rap

bingley wrote:
The Greek version (with a literal translation back into English) can be found here: http://www.student.richmond.edu/~zp8we/ ... m#_ftnref4
The requested URL /~zp8we/greek rap.htm was not found on this server.
:cry:
by Aristoklhs
Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ἀνέθεσαν What is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

by Aristoklhs
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Foreign Services Institute Courses Online
Replies: 4
Views: 2990

quendidil wrote:I dont want to be a thread necro but, does that mean its in katharevousa?
No katharevousa, but they use the oligotonic system. :D
That is the polytonic without i subscripti and bareia.