For this week's composition, you will be answering questions about some pictures that you see. Here are some question words that you need to know:
As in many languages, Greek does not usually use a simple "yes" or "no" to answer a yes-or-not question. Instead, the question is answered with a complete sentence:
Are the children happy?
The children are happy.
Do the slaves have money?
The slaves do not have money.
Make sure you use only the vocabulary for the lessons we have covered so far (reference list of the vocabulary), and make sure that every answer you provide is a complete sentence, meaning that each sentence you write contains at least one verb.
You might need to use your imagination to answer some of the questions. The pictures are prompts for the answer, but they do not necessarily tell you what the answer could be. Some of the questions have many possible answers!
Make sure you type your answers in Greek and do not use any breathing marks or accents.
Iota subscript: If your answer requires an iota subscript (for example, if you are typing a dative singular), then you DO need to include the iota. To create an iota subscript in Beta Code, you use the | sign, which is the shift of the backward slash key that is just to the right of the plus-sign/equals-sign key.
anqrwpw| in Beta Code gives you ανθρωπῳ
When you are done, attach the file to an email and send it to the instructor. Give your email a subject line like "Week 4 Greek Composition." The answer key to the Composition will be available after the assignment is complete.
|1. τί ἐσθίουσιν οἱ ἄνθρωποι;|
|2. τί βλέπεις;|
|3. τί βάλλει ὁ ἄνθρωπος;|
|4. τίς ἐσθίει τὸν ἄρτον;|
|5. τί βλέπεις ἐν τῇ θαλάσσῃ;|
|6. ποῦ ἐστιν τὸ τέκνον;|
|7. ποῦ ὁ θεὸς καὶ οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ μένουσιν;|
|8. τὸν ἄρτον θέλεις ἐσθίειν;|
|9. τί βλέπεις;|
|10. πρὸς τίνα λέγει ὁ δοῦλος;|
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