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by David Ting
August 18th, 2011, 3:53 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Is word starting with ἀπο always compound word?
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Is word starting with ἀπο always compound word?

I am study imperfect tense now and come to know that to change the compound verb to imperfect tense, the arguments have to be added after the preposition. As such, I need to identify the parts that form the compound verb. In the lesson, I came to know ἀποθνησκω and ἀποκτεινω as part of the lexical s...
by David Ting
August 18th, 2011, 3:42 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: δε and ἀλλα
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

δε and ἀλλα

It is mentioned in the text book that both should be translated as "but", and ἀλλα is stronger than δε. What does "stronger" mean? Is using ἀλλα in the translation below reasonable? The evil men were killing the disciples, but the disciples were not dying in darkness and sin. οἱ πονηροι ἀπεκτεινον τ...
by David Ting
August 18th, 2011, 3:38 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Placement of adverb
Replies: 9
Views: 1674

Placement of adverb

Is the placement of οὐκετι in the example below correct? I wonder whether it should be placed after the μενετε.

You(pl.) are no longer abiding in the darkness of sin because you hear the voice of the Lord.
οὐκετι μενετε ἐν τῃ σκοτιᾳ ἁμαρτιας ὁτι ἀκουετε την φωνην του κυριου.
by David Ting
August 18th, 2011, 3:34 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Nominative use of αὐτος
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Nominative use of αὐτος

Do we have to change the gender, number of αὐτος to conform to object? For example: The same sinners were receiving the gospel of love and peace with joy. οἱ αὐτος ἁμαρτωλοι ἐσεχον το εὐαγγελιον ἀγαπης και εἰρηνης συν χαρᾳ. In the translation above, shall we use οἱ αὐτοι ἁμαρτωλοι instead of οἱ αὐτο...
by David Ting
August 16th, 2011, 5:15 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Present Tense
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: Present Tense

Thank you, David. I understand now. I like your examples very much :)
by David Ting
August 15th, 2011, 6:36 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Present Tense
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: Present Tense

So, again, make sure that you don't use ἐσμέν in the present tense, unless you just mean "we are" (as in, "We are friends" φιλοί ἐσμεν).
Do we always place the present indicative of εἰμι at the end?

"I am good" καλος εἰμι instead of εἰμι λαλος

"I am a man" ἀνθρωπος εἰμι instead of εἰμι ἀνθρωπος
by David Ting
August 7th, 2011, 11:14 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Present Tense
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: Present Tense

So, again, make sure that you don't use ἐσμέν in the present tense, unless you just mean "we are" (as in, "We are friends" φιλοί ἐσμεν).
I understand now. Thank you, Jason.
by David Ting
August 7th, 2011, 11:08 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to translate "My commandment is righteous." to Greek?
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: How to translate "My commandment is righteous." to Greek

I read someone's explanation before that since word order within a single clause typically follows emphasis, "δικαια εστιν" would be more natural as the focus is about the commandment being righteous. (John 5:30 has a similar phrase "η κρισις η εμη δικαια εστιν" = "my judgement is righteous".) "δικ...
by David Ting
August 7th, 2011, 11:00 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to translate "My commandment is righteous." to Greek?
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: How to translate "My commandment is righteous." to Greek

Word order is more fluid in Greek. It's pretty standard, though, to place the predicate adjective before the verb εἰμί. That's how we learn it as we are introduced to Greek. Nothing particularly wrong with ἡ εντολη μου εστιν δικαια, but you'd probably look for a reason that this word order would be...
by David Ting
August 6th, 2011, 8:31 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to translate "My commandment is righteous." to Greek?
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: How to translate "My commandment is righteous." to Greek

Dear all, Thank you for your explanation. The actual text to be translated is actually "My commandment is righteous," not "My commandment in righteous." Sorry for the mistake. The closest one that I can understand (I am a beginner learning Greek for a few weeks) is ἡ εντολη μου δικαια εστιν Why it i...

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