Such as, παῦσαι versus παῦσαι
- θέλει παύσαι με γραφοντα He wants to stop me from writing.
( ἀόριστος ὄψις, κοινὴ διάθεσις, ἀπαρέμφατος ἐγκλίσις -- Aorist Active Infinitive)
( ἀόριστος, ἐαυτικὴ διάθεσις, προστατικὴ -- Aorist Middle Imperative)
Or, θέλει ἐτοιμάσαι - "he wants to prepare" versus ἐτοίμασαι! - "prepare yourself!"
- ἀναστήσας "having raised (stood up)"
Aor, Act, Ptc, Sg, Nom, Masc From the transitive ἀνίστημι (Aor. Infin. = ἀναστῆσαι )
ἀναστὰς "having stood up"
Aor, Act, Ptc, Sg, Nom, Masc. From the transitive ἀνίσταμαι (Aor. Infin. = ἀναστῆναι )
- What brought creating this thread to mind was that somewhere in B-Greek, someone (C. Conrad?) once shared his thoughts on distinguishing between εἰμί and εἴμι. I wanted to go back to it, but can't find it. And again, someone (R. Buth?) once gave advice about the whole confusing issue of ιστημι versus ισταμαι. It would be wonderful to have a place to find these gems.
Post links, comments, or questions here regarding things easily confused in Greek.