[b-greek] Re: Imperative of OIDA and EIMI

From: Steven R. Lo Vullo (doulos@chorus.net)
Date: Mon Jan 01 2001 - 15:30:13 EST


On 1/1/01 6:39 AM, Sylvia Schmitz wrote:

> while studying Machen (Paradigms p.250-251 - 602 and 603) I wondered whether
> the imperative forms of OIDA and EIMI 2. Singular Imperative Indicative are
> identical:
> ISQI.

In the 2nd singular imperative both OIDA and EIMI are indeed identical
(ISQI). However, technically ISQI (EIMI) is present tense, while ISQI (OIDA)
is perfect tense, though OIDA functions as a present. A helpful little book
that aids in the identification of verb forms is _Complete Handbook of Greek
Verbs_ by N. Marinone and F. Guala (Schoenhof's Foreign Books, Inc.,
Cambridge Mass. [ISBN 0-87774-001-1]). Hope this helps.

Steve Lo Vullo,
Madison, WI

 


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