Stephen Hughes wrote:
Thomas Dolhanty wrote:[ἐ]γένετο ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις τοῦ πατρὸς τοῦ πατρὸς μου ...
πάππος / μάμμη may be okay if you are speaking as a child or of a childhood memory. Why did you choose ὁ πατρὸς πατήρ μου over ὁ πάππος μου?
“Father’s father” is semitic, and I would guess typical of the old world everywhere. In English, although not so common in everyday speech, it is used for emphasis on the succession of generations, I think. I couldn’t remember the word for grandparents or grandfather when I was writing, and thought ὁ πατρὸς πατήρ μου fit my context reasonably well. It is interesting that ὁ πάππος appears in the Biblical text only
in the apocryphal Sirach Prolog 1:7. Although, now that I look, I see it is quite common in both Josephus and Philo. I know πάππος from my limited knowledge of modern Greek ( ο παππούς /οι παππούδες) and also from my readings in Athenaze where ὁ πάππος is a main character.
Stephen Hughes wrote: λελυμένον - unfurled (before being raised it was all bunched up, but now it is open). Perhaps this picture will help;
I wanted to use the word “unfurl” (the usual "sail" word), but I couldn't quite get my head around what you were describing. For sure “unattached” is hardly a satisfying word to describe a vessel 'at full sail'! "Unattached", I'm certain, is what you try hard to avoid. ;->
Stephen Hughes wrote: I was actually thinking that by putting the labeled pictures for the unfamiliar words, you wouldn't need to translate, and may only have to look up ἤρτηνται in your parsing tool. If we were back in the day, that sort of verb with 2 etas and therefore 4 different possibilities would have been a challenge to search for in the dictionary.
I probably could have done most of it from your illustrations but when the language is so unfamiliar I like to get a sense of the range of meaning, and also see the lexical entry (nom, gen, article / derivatives). I do not yet have much confidence in my ability to see one form and then easily deduce another form with correct accent etc. I’m getting there, but need to do a lot more English to Greek before I will be confident.