Re: R: Re: Degrees of volition in active languages (was Re:Chevraqis: asketch)
|Date:||Monday, August 14, 2000, 12:10|
T. Wier wrote:
> Mangiat wrote:
> > BTW, I, too, think Greek 'So:krate:s' is ungrammatical. I have neverfound a
> > Greek proper name without the article.
> Not really. I quote from Plato's 'Apology':
> 'So:krate:s adikei kai periegrazetai zeto:n ta te hupo ge:s kaiourania....'
> 'Socrates does wrong and makes a nuisance of himself by searching for
> those things under the earth and in the heavens....' (III.6)
> Of course, it also depends on which period you're talking about. InHomer's
> time, there were no articles, and so consequently of course there were noNPs
> with a required article.
Ok, you're right! I said it because I don't remember finding a noun without
the article in one of the test I've translated up to now : )
> > Well, I think Greek uses a lot
> > articles. Indeed I've never studied all its declension patterns, you can
> > work well even if you remember the declension of 'ho, he, tò'.
> Well, for beginning Attic Greek, certainly. For me this scheme
> did not work for many periods of Greek.
Well, a lot of nouns decline as 'ho, he, tò', since the article has the same
endings of the first two declensions. Then the third declension is not so
difficult - only the part about vocalic roots has made me really crazy.
Fortunately there are so few nouns of those groups!
> Tom Wier | "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero."