Re: 3rd Aorist ??

Date: Tue Oct 29 1996 - 04:34:41 EST

Carl, your comments about your "third aorist" are reasonable enough, if this
explanation has proved useful for you and your students. I've had similar
thoughts about the third declension, in light of Latin's five, and feel a
little guilty when I brag to a student who has learned Latin that Greek has
only three declensions. BTW, since no one else has mentioned it, apparently,
Smyth's name does not end in an "e" unless perhaps it is misspelled in his
grammar. Everyone seems to want to add an "e", but considering the valuable
service he has rendered us, we all probably owe it to him to get his name
right. And speaking of names, perhaps someone can verify the correct pro-
nunciation of "Liddell". We all seem to want to accent the ultima, but my
perhaps mistaken understanding is that the penult should be accented, as in

Don Wilkins
UC Riverside

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