Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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A subordinate clause introduced by a conjunction or a relative pronoun may suddenly change into a direct pronoun-question, though the construction of the clause remains unaltered. Thus, ἐπειδὴ περὶ τίνος Ἀθηναῖοι διανοοῦνται βουλεύεσθαι, ἀνίστασαι συμβουλεύων; when the Athenians are intending to deliberate (lit. about what?) do you get up to give them advice? P. Alc. I. 106 c, πόθ' ἃ χρὴ πρά_ξετε; ἐπειδὰν τί γένηται; when will you do what you ought to do? in what event? (lit. when what shall have happened?) D. 4.10.

a. Here belong the elliptical phrases ἵνα τί, ὡς τί (scil. γένηται, cross946), ὅτι τί (scil. γίγνεται). Thus, ἵνα τί ταῦτα λέγεις; why (lit. that what shall happen?) do you say this? P. A. 26d, ἔτι καὶ τοῦτ' αὐτῷ προσθήσετε; ὅτι τί; will you give him this distinction too in addition? for what reason? D. 23.214.

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