Date: Sat Oct 18 1997 - 15:00:57 EDT
In a message dated 10/18/97 8:45:38 AM, you wrote:
>>Jonathan's questions and observations prompt me to ask a question about
>>sentence structure in Greek. Is there any?!
>hO PUER FEREI TO BIBLION means the same thing as FEREI TO BIBLION hO PUER
>TO BIBLION hO PUER FEREI etc. The only difference is one of emphasis. "THE
>BOY caries the book" (the GIRL doesn't), "The boy CARRIES the book" (he
>doesn't KICK it or THROW it), "The boy carries THE BOOK" (not the PENCIL).
>There are no dumb QUESTIONS. ANSWERS are another thing entirely, however.
Well, sometimes my brain hiccups and my Greek comes out Latin. The *Greek*
word for "boy" is, of course, hO PAIS. This looked just fine when I wrote it.
It wasn't 'til several hours later that my gaf flashed across my brain. I
laughed out loud and my wife bugged me until I explained.
>Rev. Craig R. Harmon
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