One fish...

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Lostntym8
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One fish...

Post by Lostntym8 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:00 pm

εἱς ἰχθύς, δύο ἰχθῦς, ἰχθύς κόκκινος, ἰχθύς ὑακίνθινος

I'm trying to capture in Koine Greek the thought; One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.

How well have I done?
"Parataxis is the rule in speech of children, primitive men, unlettered men and also of Homer." (Rob. 426, line 13) Τιμοθεος του Λαυρεντιος

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Re: One fish...

Post by mwh » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:46 am

But how many fish are red and how many are blue? The English has ambiguity the Greek cannot.

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Re: One fish...

Post by Markos » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:53 pm

Lostntym8 wrote:εἱς ἰχθύς, δύο ἰχθῦς, ἰχθύς κόκκινος, ἰχθύς ὑακίνθινος

I'm trying to capture in Koine Greek the thought; One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.

How well have I done?
You've done well, Scott.

ἰχθύς τις.
νῦν δὲ ἰχθύε.
ὁ μὲν ἐρυθρός, ἡ δὲ κυάνη!
οὐ μανθάνω γράφειν, ἀλλὰ γράφω τοῦ μαθεῖν.

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