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Recent content by DanM

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    Greek of NT vs Greek in Greek Orthodox churches

    I stipulate what you say. My response concerns only liturgical Greek. You definitely need Attic to read the Fathers.
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    Greek of NT vs Greek in Greek Orthodox churches

    My background is mostly in NT Gk. Aside from certain vocabulary and concepts which belong to a later era--and are found in Lampe but not in any NT Gk lexicon--there is nothing to hinder a reader of the NT from understanding the Divine Liturgy.
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    Question in re Homeric Greek Vocabulary

    Does anyone know what percentage of the vocabulary of the Iliad is found just in Book 1 (A to the cognoscenti)?
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    Small Compline

    Also, on this topic, does anyone know of any sources describing the history of small compline? No one online seems interested in its origins or development.
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    Gothic, anyone?

    I was afraid of that. Do you know what the hold-up is?
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    Gothic, anyone?

    Has a critical edition of the Peshitta NT been produced?
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    Gothic, anyone?

    I would be delighted to see your source(s) for this claim. This would be good news indeed.
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    Gothic, anyone?

    The simplest explanation is Wright's: "Germanic i became broken to e (written ai) before r, h hw" (§69). Miller discusses recent controversies over breaking in his grammar (§2.7).
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    Looking for the Greek canon to one's guardian angel

    MANY, MANY THANKS AND A MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, APOSTOLOS!
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    Looking for the Greek canon to one's guardian angel

    I commend me to any well-disposed brother who can help. I know of two canons to one's guardian angel--the longer one (which is available in Greek and English on the Internet) and the shorter one (which I find only in English in the three canons setting and in German...
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    Another canon to the Prophet Daniel

    Right worthy and worshepefull sires and maistres, I recomand me to yow. Does anyone know of an English-language canon to the Prophet Daniel which does not have a reference to Susanna in the first ode? I thought I used to have a canon to him which did not. Any help would be appreciated. I...
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    Paschal Canon

    Dear all, If this is the right place to ask, does anyone remember the composer of the Paschal Canon which was taken down from YouTube several years ago?  I desperately miss that setting, which was a very graceful, lilting version of the also-delightful setting found at...
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    Canons to the Saints website

    I appreciate your comments.  The Byzantine meter is totally out of the question.  My pale muse bites her nails just to turn them into passable English.  Even that's open to doubt, as our writers often use words or constructions which have no discernible presence in Classical or even Biblical Greek.
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    Canons to the Saints website

    Dear all interested parties, I have been translating various canons to the saints for my own use.  I enlisted the help of a doctoral student of Classics to edit my work.  Now they are put up on a website.  It is my hope that people will use these canons.  If someone has questions about this...
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    St. Isaac the Syrian and the Hail, holy Queen

    Dear all, In Metropolitan Nikolaos' _Patristic Prayers_, we find a prayer that looks like it might be the origin of what we now know in the West as the Hail, holy Queen.  His Eminence attributes this prayer to St. Isaac, but does not identify where in the Ascetical Homilies he found it.  The...
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