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Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

Posted: January 17th, 2018, 10:39 am
by NathanSmith
Yup, can confirm there's no key for the accentuation. I've been using Perseus to spot check forms I was unsure of.

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

Posted: January 18th, 2018, 12:41 pm
by Jonathan Robie
For people like me who struggle with the accentuation rules, James Tauber has a few resources that may be helpful.

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

Posted: January 18th, 2018, 4:08 pm
by Jonathan Robie
OK, here's one I'm having difficulty with. Can someone help me understand the difference in accentuation for παιδεύσαι (optative) versus παίδευσαι (imperative) versus παιδεῦσαι (infinitive)?

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

Posted: January 18th, 2018, 4:35 pm
by jtauber
Jonathan Robie wrote:
January 18th, 2018, 4:08 pm
OK, here's one I'm having difficulty with. Can someone help me understand the difference in accentuation for παιδεύσαι (optative) versus παίδευσαι (imperative) versus παιδεῦσαι (infinitive)?
The παιδεύσαι is just the recessive accent treating the αι as long (because optative, see below).
The παίδευσαι is just the recessive accent treating the αι as short.

Both αι and οι are considered short at the end of a word unless optative.

The first aorist infinitive is always properispomenon (suggesting an original contraction, but what that contraction was doesn't really matter here)

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

Posted: January 18th, 2018, 4:42 pm
by Jonathan Robie
What a clear, concise answer! Thanks.

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

Posted: January 18th, 2018, 4:53 pm
by jtauber
NathanSmith wrote:
January 14th, 2018, 4:29 pm
OK, here we go. Among other things, this should provide good polytonic typing practice. :-)
Remember there's my polytonic Greek typing tutor at:

http://cq170.us1.eldarioncloud.com

The instructions are just for macOS but if someone with other keyboards can help, I can add other instructions.

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

Posted: January 18th, 2018, 6:16 pm
by Jonathan Robie

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

Posted: January 19th, 2018, 5:19 pm
by Jonathan Robie
EricSowell wrote:
January 13th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Let's start next week. Lesson 1 due Saturday :)
What time Saturday? Later is better for me at this rate ;->

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

Posted: January 19th, 2018, 8:57 pm
by EricSowell
As late as you want, as long as it's Saturday!

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

Posted: January 19th, 2018, 9:54 pm
by paorear
jtauber wrote:
January 18th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Remember there's my polytonic Greek typing tutor at:

http://cq170.us1.eldarioncloud.com
Very cool!