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by Peng Huiguo
January 28th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Morphology of ζαω
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Morphology of ζαω

So what's this about? Vowels: Attic-Ionic shift of α to η Indo-European long *a asurvived in most Greek dialects, but in Attic-Ionic it evolved into a long flat e (English drag), which subsequently became assimilated to long open e (French tête), spelled η. In Ionic dialect this change of quality wa...
by Peng Huiguo
January 27th, 2020, 4:30 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek

ἀπό mostly (always?) sticks close to the ablative, so the first one. I used present participle forms of the verbs because the Aramaic verbs were participles That's a legit reason. Swathes of LXX or even some ultra literal English translations are like that too. "Good greek" (or internet comments fro...
by Peng Huiguo
January 27th, 2020, 2:58 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Morphology of ζαω
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Morphology of ζαω

There was a thread about this, echoed here . But this claims that the α in ζάω existed, was long, and resulted in the final contraction. This is corroborated by a little article (pg. 65) floating in Carl Conrad's (he commented in that thread but didn't mention this) site. If Mr. Conrad is reading th...
by Peng Huiguo
January 26th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek

Ps. Neuter plural for ζωτικός etc.
by Peng Huiguo
January 26th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek

Greek per se I think better to use straight verb (aorist or perfect) after πῶς ie. ἐξηράνθη ἀποπίπτω...ἀπό instead of πίπτω (aorist or perfect) εἰ μὴ not εἰ οὐκ not ζῆλος. ζωτικός perhaps, or ὑγρός... depending on the orig text and your interpretative leeway good Greek Hard to say what's good. Gramm...
by Peng Huiguo
January 22nd, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Parmenides IS succinct!
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Parmenides IS succinct!

you picked a good one No it picked me, by way of Alan Bunning's latest post. "nothing unreal has existence" Right, Kirikintha's 1st law of metaphysics :lol: It applies to the star trek universe itself. Spock went out of existence at the moment he comprehended that "law". Notice how ἔστι is accented...
by Peng Huiguo
January 22nd, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Parmenides IS succinct!
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Parmenides IS succinct!

Parmenides diglot I haven't read non-koine widely, so be gentle on me. Here's how I understand that most famous part ἡ μὲν ὅπως ἔστιν τε καὶ ὡς οὐκ ἔστι μὴ εἶναι (one way—ὁδοί in the previous line—of thinking) is that something that exists is necessarily not non-being. (this line of thought was app...
by Peng Huiguo
January 21st, 2020, 4:27 am
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Parmenides IS succinct!
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Parmenides IS succinct!

ὁδοὶ µοῦναι διζήσιός εἰσι νοῆσαι
ἡ µὲν ὅπως ἔστιν τε καὶ ὡς οὐκ ἔστι µὴ εἶναι
πειθοῦς ἐστι κέλευθος···
ἡ δ΄ ὡς οὐκ ἔστιν τε καὶ ὡς χρεών ἐστι µὴ εἶναι
···παναπευθέα ἔµµεν ἀταρπόν
οὔτε γὰρ ἂν γνοίης τό γε µὴ ἐὸν···οὔτε φράσαις

Fellow liked infinitive. Reminds me of ancient chinese. Delightful.
by Peng Huiguo
January 21st, 2020, 2:28 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: πολιτεύεσθε and πολιτεύεσθαι
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: πολιτεύεσθε and πολιτεύεσθαι

Alan, Parmenides has ὁδοὶ µοῦναι διζήσιός εἰσι νοῆσαι (2.2). Not sure if it's relevant here seeing it's a different type of writing in many ways.
by Peng Huiguo
January 20th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: πολιτεύεσθε and πολιτεύεσθαι
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: πολιτεύεσθε and πολιτεύεσθαι

are you claiming the infinitive would somehow work better?
No I think it's a little weird and I like it.

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