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"The interjection"

Translation:Το επιφώνημα

October 22, 2016



I love the course, but this really feels like a waste of time.


What is interjection ? Who carres for pronoun ? Duolingo is excelent but this lesson is realy un useful.


I care. Why promote ignorance?


Thank you for your understanding and wise comment.


Your views are appreciated and your feelings comprehensible. We're reviewing all units while the course is in Beta. Many thanks.


wow,that's an epic phonetic ~ that's my mnemonic to remember this word.

Words like hey,wow,ouch are interjections. επι sounds like epic, φώνημα sounds like phonetic


I don't even know this stuff in English. I really don't think this belongs at this point in the course!


While it's understandable that some people are frustrated with this segment or unit of the Gk tree, IMO it's useful and worth the effort, because Gk does word building and if one learns each of the words having to do with grammar it will help with word building and etymology. επι is ubiquitous in Gk and the verb φωνέω means to "utter, give a sound," and the noun φωνή means "sound." Put together the word επιφώνημα is related to the verb ἐπιφωνέω, which means "to utter in response," which is what an interjection is! The noun ἐπιφώνησις means "exclamation" (Mandeson dictionary). All of the words have similar etymologies that help with word building. E.g., πρόθεση, "preposition," = προ "before" + θεση = put or place, and prepositions are placed before nouns.


What's the break-down of επιφόνημα? I know 'phonos' relates to sound, which makes it easier to guess it's conjunction.


How do you get the greek correct?

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