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by Devenios Doulenios
November 16th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 29
Views: 898

Re: New Greek Teacher

Adam and Dr. Shirley, It seems I left the wrong impression with my comment about how native languages are learned. I only meant to say that we become good readers in our first language because we have learned to communicate in it, i.e., we have internalized it. So, we need to internalize the Greek i...
by Devenios Doulenios
November 15th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Roman Period Koine pronunciation of ευ in πεπαίδευνται
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Roman Period Koine pronunciation of ευ in πεπαίδευνται

So, are we positing a schwa or "uh" sound between the upsilon and the nu? Not an exact parallel, but I've heard a modern Greek speaker do this between π and ν in πνευμα. Ιt's in an audio of the Koine GNT produced by an Orthodox monk for the Greek Bible Society.
by Devenios Doulenios
November 15th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Roman Period Koine pronunciation of ευ in πεπαίδευνται
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Roman Period Koine pronunciation of ευ in πεπαίδευνται

But is the -ντ- pronounced -nd, or d, or otherwise?
by Devenios Doulenios
November 14th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 29
Views: 898

Re: New Greek Teacher

To follow up on what Randall has said, remember how you learned your native language, Adam. You had several years--5 or 6 at a minimum--of learning to communicate in your native tongue before learning to read. You heard others speak to you, you learned to respond, and you listened to others speaking...
by Devenios Doulenios
November 7th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 29
Views: 898

Re: New Greek Teacher

Welcome, Adam! I would second Barry's advice about reading Greek yourself, as much as possible. Include some Septuagint reading and Apostolic Fathers after you feel comfortable reading the GNT. And, to best help your students, find a way of introducing them to authentic Greek readings, at least simp...
by Devenios Doulenios
September 3rd, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Books omitted from LXX
Replies: 9
Views: 2847

Re: Books omitted from LXX

I agree with Barry. In a similar vein, we correctly speak of "Jerome's Vulgate" even though we're aware (or become aware) that he is not responsible for all of the final product. But he is responsible for most of it, so it fits to attribute the Vulgate to him.
by Devenios Doulenios
August 22nd, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Re: John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX

Barry, do you have any particular Philo passages in mind here? He's on my Greek to read list, but I haven't gotten to him yet.

I've done a small amount of reading on this topic over the years and find it fascinating, particularly as I'm translating John.
by Devenios Doulenios
July 25th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Frequency Lists
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: Frequency Lists

Oh well. Maybe in the next update. Meanwhile, it will still be useful.
by Devenios Doulenios
July 25th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Frequency Lists
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: Frequency Lists

Barry, do you know if the generator can do phrasal searches, e.g., for idioms?
by Devenios Doulenios
July 6th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Taxonomy for hierarchy in corpus linguistics
Replies: 4
Views: 2271

Re: Taxonomy for hierarchy in corpus linguistics

I agree with using Septuagint that way. Just like I'm fine with using the term "Jerome's Vulgate" even though I'm aware he did not produce all of it--there were portions of the previous Old Latin he didn't revise, etc. We all know what is meant in such cases. And if we don't, we can ask for clarific...

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