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Re: CHAT Graeca sine flexione (was: Greek plosives)

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Friday, February 3, 2006, 20:01
Philip Newton wrote:
> On 2/3/06, R A Brown <ray@...> wrote: > >>ek/eks means "out of", not just "from" - and in the modern language its >>'kse'. > > > And is a bound morpheme, AFAIK -- it only appears as a prefix, not as > a separate word.
Yes - you're right. But it is derived from ancient eks- :) On checking I see there are only a few simple prepositions in MG, and all, as we know, govern the accusative. the list i have is: se (s') = in, at, to <-- AG _es_ (eis) apo (ap') = from, of me (m') = with, by <-- AG meta gia /ja/ = for, about <-- AG dia kata = towards, according to pros = towards anti = instead of os = up to, till xoris = without dixos = without (Where no AG form is given, the word is the same in both languages - though often not pronounced the same) The modern language seems to rely a lot on combinations of adverb + preposition to convey more specific meanings. I think that one of the fundamental things that would need to be decided in a "Graeca sine flexione" is whether the 'Graeca' is (essentially) ancient or modern. -- Ray ================================== ================================== MAKE POVERTY HISTORY


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