Talk:Introductory Ancient Greek Language/Lesson 5
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This lesson strikes me as inadequate, but I don't have time to rewrite it. Here are notes for a future revision:
- I think a clear distinction between theme vowels and endings should be made, even as early as this stage.
- The verb to demonstrate paradigms with should not be luw, but one such as paideuw/bouleuw (i.e. ending with a diphthong, to avoid the issue of contractions and lengthening before aorist and future sigmas). Then when teaching the aorist, switch to verbs such as philew/nikaw, which demonstrate both contractions and lengthening.
- The comment saying eimi is understood implicitly before any verb such as luw is incorrect. We may say that the personal pronoun (egw, sy, etc.) is understood before a verb without an explicit subject, but not the verb eimi.
Ijon 12:47, 16 April 2007 (UTC)