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by rail
July 27th, 2017, 5:01 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: τι and Context
Replies: 1
Views: 1639

τι and Context

Τι ακουσομεν του διδασκαλου; The above sentence in Duff's textbook is translated by Duff as, "Why should we listen to the teacher?" But, stripped of context, couldn't the sentence also be translated as, "What should we listen to from the teacher?" Given that the sentence has no context, could it be ...
by rail
July 18th, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Perfect Active Indicative
Replies: 5
Views: 4530

Re: Perfect Active Indicative

As a newcomer to Greek, I have just come across this same issue in my textbook. For example, my book's author translates μεμαρτυρηκα as, "have borne".

Given Stephen's last post in this thread, is "have borne" the "least worst" English translation for the perfect active indicative? :)
by rail
July 11th, 2017, 3:34 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Idiomatic Use of εστιν?
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Idiomatic Use of εστιν?

Duff's Greek textbook has the following phrase: γαρ εστιν υμων ο διδασκαλος Τhe above phrase is translated by Duff as follows: "for you have one teacher" Since this phrase is about "having" a teacher, shouldn't a derivative of εχω be used, instead of εστιν? Ιs εστιν sometimes used idiomatically to i...

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