And now more pronouns to the right

Into the valley of pronouns rode the, er, noble Mr Bamboo.

More pronouns (indefinites and interrogatives) in Unit 10, and u-, nt-, n- and s-stem adjectives. Actually, there were two types of u-stems, those with a nom and acc sg with a stem in –υ-, and the other cases in –ευ– ~ –ε(w)-, and those with a nom sg in –ευς. The loss of /w/ in Greek rather obscures the consonantal origins of the declension. s-stems are also similarly obscured because of the loss of intervocalic /s/ (aside: it survives in the sigmatic aorist by analogy). I don’t know whether s-stem adjectives only have the e-grade of the vowel in the stem formant (-εσ-) or there are some with the o-grade vowel (-οσ– as in neuter s-stem nouns).

Passerby, "You're a barrel of laughs, Diogenes."The reading includes some anecdotes about the eccentric Diogenes (aka Barrel Boy). There’s also some extra reading (an extract from Plato’s Apology, 20d-21a) for the first time, but I haven’t tackled that yet. That’s something I can do today, which reminds me: time to deal with the washing.

ἐγὼ γάρ, ὦ ἄνδρες Ἀθηναῖοι, δι’ οὐδὲω ἄλλ’ ἢ διὰ σοφίαν τινὰ τοῦτο τὸ ὄνομα ἔχω. “For I have this reputation, men of Athens, because of nothing other than some wisdom.”

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