Seumas Macdonald wrote: ↑
April 6th, 2017, 7:11 am
I'm interested in why you went for the participial structure for "the one having the cup", rather than using a dative or a relative pronoun. Not because I think it's necessarily wrong, just the logic of your choice intrigues me.
There are two parts to my thinking here. First, since I am presenting these games in the context of a 1st John class, early on I looked for some of the easier sentences as targets for the lessons. One of the first was:
1 John 5:12 wrote:ὁ ἔχων τὸν Υἱὸν ἔχει τὴν ζωήν· ὁ μὴ ἔχων τὸν Υἱὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ τὴν ζωὴν οὐκ ἔχει.
So I wanted to get the ὁ ἔχων ___ soon in the game.
Second, in doing a quick search on what kinds of phrases go with τίς, I found many examples of τίς ἐστιν ὁ ___, so I decided to try it out.
If there are other paths in getting to the Have/Want/Give/Take part of the game, I would love to hear about them. I am hoping to get quickly to those transactions, after which I will expand the Mine/Yours (ἐγώ μου, σύ σου) to (ἐγώ μου, σύ σου, οὗτος αὐτου) and then expand the τό objects with ὁ ones. We don't have any ladies in the class so I will just have to put ἡ objects in there some later time. Trying to limit the number of new things in each step is a big part of WAYK and I am having fun experimenting with this.