Adjectives agree with their nouns...

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Adjectives agree with their nouns...

Post by kalowski » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:02 pm

...in gender, number and case. So says White's Rules of Syntax 805. But the example he gives:

[size=150]ἡ ὁδὸς στενὴ ῆ/ν[/size]


Does this mean that although [size=150]στενὴ [/size] is A-Declension it is masuline.. but why not use [size=150]στενος[/size]?

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Re: Adjectives agree with their nouns...

Post by annis » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:05 pm

kalowski wrote:...in gender, number and case. So says White's Rules of Syntax 805. But the example he gives:

h( o(do\j stenh\ h=/n
Even though o(dos is a second declension noun, it is grammatically feminine, as indicated by the article, h(.
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Post by kalowski » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:06 pm

Sorry. Just realised how stupid I am. Of course, the word ROAD is feminine. What a dummy I am!

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Post by Democritus » Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:29 am

You are not dumb. This stuff is genuinely confusing. :)

To make matters worse, there are some adjectives which look masculine when they are really feminine. For example, ?ναίσ?μος.

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Post by annis » Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:06 pm

Democritus wrote:You are not dumb. This stuff is genuinely confusing.
Yep. Enough that we even have a FAQ entry for it.
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Post by kalowski » Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:55 pm

No. But what annoyed me that if I had read the text properly, I would have realised that ?δός, οῦ, ἡ indicated that it was feminine. I was annoyed at myself. It's a good thing, of course, because I'm setting myself high standards, and I'm glad other have noticed that it's a difficulty.

Anyway. Cracked the unicode thing as well. Onto the First Aorist today...
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