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by Paul-Nitz
May 27th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek
Replies: 24
Views: 1976

Re: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek

The only way I can pronounce π τ κ as unaspirated stops... I thought so too, until I found a little trick. We speak unaspirated stops after an S. Say "stop, stop, stop." Then, without changing ANYTHING else, remove the "S" for a unaspirated "top, top, top." Repeat with ski, and spa. The fact that w...
by Paul-Nitz
May 26th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek
Replies: 24
Views: 1976

Re: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek

Interesting and deep look at pronunciation here. Thank you. My priority is teaching and learning ( Instructed Second Language Acquisition ). In that regard, here are three opinions based on my experiences and observations. Native accent should not be a goal. Non-native speakers can and do attain pr...
by Paul-Nitz
May 26th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Biblingo - communicative instruction at an affordable price
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Biblingo - communicative instruction at an affordable price

They really get language instruction and communicative approaches, without skimping on the grammar - but teaching it communicatively. Jonathan, How do you define "communicatively"? What is on my mind is that in the field of foreign language teaching, "communicative" means that true communication ta...
by Paul-Nitz
April 15th, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Koine Greek Whatsapp group
Replies: 4
Views: 6516

Re: Koine Greek Whatsapp group

I've been experimenting with Greek on WhatsApp for a while now and learned a few things. One on one text conversations can work well. One Greek-WhatsApp interesting conversation I had was about conversion with an Afrikaner Calvinist (a long conversation, as you might imagine - I'm an old-fashioned, ...
by Paul-Nitz
February 17th, 2020, 2:50 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Kmetko - medial function of the middle voice
Replies: 15
Views: 1432

Re: Kmetko - medial function of the middle voice

This is a fabulous video. http://dailydoseofgreek.com/special-editions/middle-voice-verbs-in-the-nt/?fbclid=IwAR3yD-dUzhsBB4H3s_H1k5ak4QALN1kcr9yxMvR-sR0msTXyplnTqtt16Rw] She is describing the prototypical functions of the middle forms. What she says is simple and concise. I was hyperbolic writing ...
by Paul-Nitz
February 16th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Kmetko - medial function of the middle voice
Replies: 15
Views: 1432

Re: Kmetko - medial function of the middle voice

I found that she did a video on Daily Dose of Greek for anyone who wants to see it. http://dailydoseofgreek.com/special-edi ... lnTqtt16Rw [/size] This is a fabulous video. It's all a person needs to know. She comes so close to saying "there are only two voices in Greek," but I suppose that was too...
by Paul-Nitz
February 16th, 2020, 12:57 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Language Learning Strategy for Autodidacts
Replies: 0
Views: 378

Language Learning Strategy for Autodidacts

I've settled on a reliable reading / language learning strategy that I teach to my students and recommend to others.
  • Pronounce
  • Comprehend
  • Communicate

This video demonstrates the strategy using John 3:16.
[youtube]https://youtu.be/Y1CBwHaA6R0?t=342[/youtube]
by Paul-Nitz
February 6th, 2020, 3:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Gaining Proficiency...
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Gaining Proficiency...

You have a great regimen. The overlapping review is very good. Very few people keep up the sort of steady learning you describe. Add gesturing to your reading and do more with less text. ____Read fluently. ____Comprehend at 95% level. ____Then read it out as if communicating it to a crowd. As you do...
by Paul-Nitz
February 4th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: Restored Koine Pronunciation - Web resources for learners
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Restored Koine Pronunciation - Web resources for learners

Links checked 04 Feb 2020 Biblical Language Center, Notes on the pronunciation system of Koine Greek, Randall Buth. https://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/koine-greek-pronunciation/ Biblical Language Center, Sample Greek audio. https://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/greek-mp3-samples/ Ben Kantor - v...
by Paul-Nitz
January 30th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 88
Views: 46762

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

I'm afraid I have not taken the time to read this whole thread. Bad form, I know. The approach to this looks like it is intellectually above my pay grade. Nevertheless, I'll be bold to weigh in because I'm so excited about my layman's discovery. About a week ago, I was talking to my colleague in Gre...

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