|a0poqnhskw- I kill||nun- now|
|a0pokteinw- I kill, destroy||e0ti- yet, still|
|dexomai- I receive||ou0keti- no longer|
|e9toimazw- I prepare||tote- then|
|qerapeuw- I heal||skotia- darkness|
|pisteuw- I believe||men....de - on the one hand .... on the other hand|
ASSIGNMENT: Memorize the vocabulary words above.
The following is the conjugation of the imperfect, active, indicative of luw:
|e0luon- I was loosing||e0luomen- we were loosing|
|e0luej- you were loosing||e0luete- you (pl) were loosing|
|e0lue- he, she, it was loosing||e0luon- they were loosing|
The e at the beginning of the word is called an augment, and it illustrates that this is a secondary tense that expresses past time. When a word begins with a vowel that vowel is lengthened thus:
a becomes h
e becomes h
o becomes w
a0kouw, becomes, in the imperfect, active, indicative, h0kouon and e0geirw becomes h0geiron, etc.
ASSIGNMENT: Learn the endings of the imperfect, active, indicative as indicated above.
These endings are added to the stem of the verb, and e is added as the augment (unless there is already a vowel beginning the word, in which case it is lengthened as demonstrated above).
The imperfect, active, indicative of ei0mi is as follows:
|h0mhn - I was||h0men - we were|
|h0j - you were||h0te - you (pl) were|
|h0n - he, she, it was||h0san - they were|
ASSIGNMENT: Memorize the imperfect of ei0mi above.
The imperfect tense is used to indicate continuous action in past time. I.E., "I am loosing" (present tense); "I was loosing" (imperfect tense).
ASSIGNMENT: Translate the sentences below:
1. ponhroi h0te, a0gaqoi de e0ste
2. o9 messiaj a0pestellen (note that when a preposition is attached to an imperfect verb, the prefix of the verb itself is changed, and not the preposition) a0ggelouj proj h9maj
3. e0n tw/ kosmw/ h0n kai o9 kosmoj ou0k e0ginwsken au0ton
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