Evan Blackmore wrote:Relevant CV: I began learning Greek in 1974. I also make mistakes in about a dozen other languages.
Scott Lawson wrote:Evan Blackmore wrote:Relevant CV: I began learning Greek in 1974. I also make mistakes in about a dozen other languages.
Evan, ἠ Ἑλληνικός σκολιῶς μανθάνω ἔτος τόδ' ἤδη εἴκοσι. Μὴ δὴ ἐντεῖλη με κατὰ τὸ ὀρθὸν ποιεῖν! Ἔχω ἔγω ἐμπειρία! Ἔτος εἰς ἔτος μανθάνω ἡ γλῶττα ἀνακριβώς! Ὅτι μὰλιστα ἔστιν ἐμπειρία!
Evan, for twenty years now I've been learning Greek the wrong way. Don't tell me how to do it right...I have experience! Year after year I have learned the language wrong - now that's experience!
David Lim wrote:την ελληνικην γλωσσαν ουκ ορθως εμαθον ηδη εικοσι ετη
Scott Lawson wrote:So you don't like my use of μανθάνω as a present of past action?
Scott Lawson wrote:I see that I should have used the accusative τὴν Ἑλληνικὸν (ὴν or ὸν for the accusative ending? ) rather than the nominative.
Scott Lawson wrote:Also, isn't την ελληνικην γλωσσαν a pleonasm?
Scott Lawson wrote:And if I get everything perfect does my tongue-in-cheek remark work as well?
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