Lesson 26: Contract Verbs

Vocabulary:

a0gapaw- I love parakalew- I exhort, I comfort
dhlow- I show peripatew- I walk around
eu0logew- I bless poiew- I do , I make
eu0xaristew- I give thanks staurow- I crucify
zhtew- I seek threw- I do, I keep
qewrew- I behold timaw- I honor
kalew- I call filew- I love
lalew- I speak

ASSIGNMENT: Memorize the vocabulary above.

Contract verbs are verb whose stems end in a, o, or e. Because a connecting vowel is added to the stem when a verb is formed, these verbs undergo a change. The following table shows how the connecting vowel, when added to the vowel at the end of the stem, change:

Connecting Vowel e h ei h| o w ou oi
Stem Vowel: e ei h ei h| ou w ou oi
a a a a| a| w w w w|
o ou w oi oi ou w ou oi

I.e., when the connecting vowel is e and the stem ends in e, the resulting vowel is ei, etc.

ASSIGNMENT: Memorize the contract verb table above, and translate the following sentences.

1. e0zhtoun au0ton oi9 ponhroi, i9na qewrwsi ta poioumena u9p au0tou.

2. o9 maqhthj e0lalhsen tauta toij peripatousin e0n tw i9erw.

3. o9 0Ihsouj legei tw maqhth, Simwn, fileij me;