How do I write...

How can I learn to express my ideas in clear and intelligible Greek?
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Scott Lawson
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How do I write...

Post by Scott Lawson » October 20th, 2013, 3:53 pm

How do I write/say?: One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.

This is what I've come up with:

εἱς ἰχθύς, δύο ἰχθῦς, ἰχθύς κόκκινος, ἰχθύς ὑακίνθινος

Is there a better way? Are there any solecisms?
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Re: How do I write...

Post by timothy_p_mcmahon » October 20th, 2013, 7:44 pm

Well, for 'two fish' you'd need to use the plural form ιχθυες (or, in a more classical mode, the dual form ιχθυε).

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Re: How do I write...

Post by Scott Lawson » October 20th, 2013, 7:49 pm

Thanks Timothy! I thought that the circumflex changed it plural. Is this not so? I found the form in my middle Liddell.
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Re: How do I write...

Post by timothy_p_mcmahon » October 21st, 2013, 12:58 am

Seems odd... if I'm not mistaken, ἰχθῦς is a contracted form of the accusative plural ἰχθύας.

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