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Conjugating the future tense of έρχομαι
« on: November 19, 2018, 12:56:23 AM »
I'm having a difficult time conjugating the future tense of έρχομαι.  I think it is as follows:

Θα έρθω - I will come
Θα έρθεις - You will come
Θα έρθει - He/She/It will come

Θα έρθουμε - We will come
Θα έρθετε - You will come
Θα έρθουν - They will come

Kindly correct me if this is wrong.  Thank you in advance.   :)

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Re: Conjugating the future tense of έρχομαι
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 04:10:39 PM »
You are 100% correct
Ἦχος Πρῶτος

Τέχνη μελουργός, σούς ἀγασθεῖσα κρότους
Πρώτην νέμει σοὶ τάξιν, ὦ τῆς ἀξίας
Ἦχος ὁ πρῶτος μουσική κληθείς τέχνη
Πρῶτος παρ'ἡμῶν εὐλογείσθω τοῖς λόγοις.
Τὰ πρῶτα πρῶτε τῶν καλῶν λαχῶν φέρεις
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Re: Conjugating the future tense of έρχομαι
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 09:53:34 PM »
Thank you Apostolos.  I was used to making things one word (e.g. Θαρθώ).

Ι have to admit that I googled the conjugation, after I posted the article, and discovered that I was right.   :)

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Re: Conjugating the future tense of έρχομαι
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 09:59:06 AM »
Thank you Apostolos.  I was used to making things one word (e.g. Θαρθώ)
That's a colloquialism, only used informally, better be avoided in writing.
One possible variation you'll deal with is θα έλθω, θα έλθεις etc the rhotic consonant /r/ or /ɾ/ is replaced by /l/ (r/l dissimilation) veeery common phenomenon in modern Greek
Ἦχος Πρῶτος

Τέχνη μελουργός, σούς ἀγασθεῖσα κρότους
Πρώτην νέμει σοὶ τάξιν, ὦ τῆς ἀξίας
Ἦχος ὁ πρῶτος μουσική κληθείς τέχνη
Πρῶτος παρ'ἡμῶν εὐλογείσθω τοῖς λόγοις.
Τὰ πρῶτα πρῶτε τῶν καλῶν λαχῶν φέρεις
Πρωτεῖα νίκης πανταχοῦ πάντων ἔχεις.

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Re: Conjugating the future tense of έρχομαι
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 12:08:03 AM »
That's a colloquialism, only used informally, better be avoided in writing.

I use a lot of colloquialisms.  Greek School tried to reform me; however, old habits die hard.

One possible variation you'll deal with is θα έλθω, θα έλθεις etc the rhotic consonant /r/ or /ɾ/ is replaced by /l/ (r/l dissimilation) veeery common phenomenon in modern Greek

I wonder where that comes from?

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Re: Conjugating the future tense of έρχομαι
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 06:10:47 PM »
In the case of έρχομαι, έλθω, the latter is contaminated with the aorist ήλθα < ancient ἦλθον (first-person singular aorist II indicative active).
Generally speaking the dissimilation of /r/ to /l/ is not uncommon in IE languages e.g Latin arbor > Sp. árbol, Latin peregrinus > late Latin pelegrinus.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2018, 06:11:32 PM by Apostolos »
Ἦχος Πρῶτος

Τέχνη μελουργός, σούς ἀγασθεῖσα κρότους
Πρώτην νέμει σοὶ τάξιν, ὦ τῆς ἀξίας
Ἦχος ὁ πρῶτος μουσική κληθείς τέχνη
Πρῶτος παρ'ἡμῶν εὐλογείσθω τοῖς λόγοις.
Τὰ πρῶτα πρῶτε τῶν καλῶν λαχῶν φέρεις
Πρωτεῖα νίκης πανταχοῦ πάντων ἔχεις.

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Re: Conjugating the future tense of έρχομαι
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 09:30:30 PM »
Wow I hate irregular verbs.