Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language by David Holton, Peter Mackridge, Irene Philippaki-Warburton

By David Holton, Peter Mackridge, Irene Philippaki-Warburton

Greek: a necessary Grammar of the fashionable Language is a concise and trouble-free reference advisor to an important points of recent Greek.

It offers a clean and obtainable description of the language in brief, readable sections. reasons are transparent and supported via examples throughout.

The Grammar is perfect for freshmen of all degrees and is appropriate for these desirous about self reliant research and for college students in colleges, faculties, universities and grownup sessions of all types.

Features include:
* plenty of transparent and updated examples
* transparent causes of grammatical terms
* dialogue of issues which frequently reason problems
* Greek/English comparisons and contrasts highlighted.

Greek: a necessary Grammar of the fashionable Language will assist you learn, converse and write with larger self assurance.

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9) in the singular, 8 but have nominative, accusative and vocative plural in -eiv~, and genitive 9 1011 in -evwn: 1 12111 o koureva~ barber 3 4 Singular Plural 5 6 Nom. /Voc. koureva koureiv~ 8 Gen. 11; the plural goneiv~ ‘parents’ is 3 more common), iereva~ ‘priest’, skapaneva~ ‘sapper’, tomeva~ ‘section, 4 sector’. 20. 13 Imparisyllabic nouns in -av~, -a~, -hv~, -h~, -ev~, -ouv~ 1 The term ‘imparisyllabic’ refers to the fact that these nouns have an extra 2 syllable in their plural forms, which always end in -de~ (nominative, 3 accusative and vocative) or -dwn (genitive).

Hcwv 8 Gen. hcouv~ 9 1011 1 Examples: peiqwv ‘persuasion’, φeidwv ‘thrift’, and the proper names Iericwv 12111 ‘Jericho’, Lhtwv ‘Leto’ (with an alternative genitive Lhtwv~). 3 4 5 6 Nouns of common gender.. 20 Nouns which may be either masculine or feminine 9 Many nouns referring to persons, particularly nouns that denote occupa- 20111 tions, are of common gender. In other words, the same forms of the noun 1 are used for both male and female persons, but the article and any other 2 words which modify it (such as adjectives) indicate whether the noun 3 denotes a male or female person or persons in the specific context.

Art. ) 7 a young [man] 8 10 egwv (emphatic pronoun) 9 I, me (subject) 1011 1 11 to ovti evcasan ti~ eklogev~ (def. art. + clause) 12111 the [fact] that they lost the elections 3 A noun phrase may include another noun phrase in the genitive (12), or a 4 5 prepositional phrase (13), or a clause (14–15): 6 12 to spivti tou Giavnnh 7 John’s house (lit. ‘the house of-the John’) 8 9 13 to spivti sth gwniva 20111 the corner house (lit. 2 Functions of the noun phrase 8 9 30111 The chief functions of the noun phrase are 1 2 • to act as the subject of a verb (in the nominative: 1); 3 • to act as the direct object of a verb (in the accusative: 2); 4 • to act as the indirect object of a verb (in the genitive: 2); 5 • to act as a subject predicate (3); 6 • to act as an object predicate (4); 7 • to be the object of a preposition (5); 8 • to address someone (in the vocative: 6).

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