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by daveburt
November 30th, 2017, 6:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Is learning accents really important?
Replies: 15
Views: 13906

Re: Is learning accents really important?

Mitch Tulloch wrote:
November 30th, 2017, 12:31 pm
I'm only interested in reading Koine Greek, not in speaking or writing it :-)
Is it possible for a human to read a language without hearing it in their head? Or to understand a language without being able to produce a sentence of their own?
by daveburt
November 28th, 2017, 12:28 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: A Graded Reader keyed to Duff's Grammar
Replies: 19
Views: 8374

Re: A Graded Reader keyed to Duff's Grammar

Thanks, I look forward to that, hopefully not too far off. Meanwhile, Duff does do pretty well at getting students reading the GNT quickly, but I wonder if there is a better order for learning available, something like James Tauber has been talking about in his BibleTech talks (I'm thinking of part ...
by daveburt
November 23rd, 2017, 6:56 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: A Graded Reader keyed to Duff's Grammar
Replies: 19
Views: 8374

A Graded Reader keyed to Duff's Grammar

Introducing A Graded Reader for Duff's Elements [docx] It lists all the verses in the SBL GNT which are readable without help after completing each chapter of Jeremy Duff's Elements of New Testament Greek . It's 103 A5 pages; from memory I think it's about 15% of the verses in the NT. Duff is the G...
by daveburt
November 7th, 2017, 11:02 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 30
Views: 7338

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

I would suggest simply focusing on the basics. People have been successfully studying and learning ancient Greek for the past couple of millennia or so before there was any academic discussion on verbal aspect, and you can do it too. Learn your paradigms, increase your vocabulary, read lots of Gree...
by daveburt
November 7th, 2017, 5:14 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 30
Views: 7338

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

The NT verb debates do not reflect Greek reality or Greek options, but they did reflect fairly widespread weakness in Greek and in linguistics among NT practitioners. I hope this is not stretching the thread too far off topic, but it's a concerning statement on a confusing area. As a student and a ...
by daveburt
November 6th, 2017, 12:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction: Dave Burt
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Introduction: Dave Burt

Thanks for the welcome!

Jonathan, yes, I look forward to connecting with others in coding and data as well. I've already picked up some great ideas and resources from here, such as parsed Greek LXX and some options for using text-to-speech on polytonic texts.
by daveburt
November 4th, 2017, 12:18 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 10:14 - πῶς δὲ πιστεύσωσιν οὗ οὐκ ἤκουσαν;
Replies: 11
Views: 3263

Re: Romans 10:14 - πῶς δὲ πιστεύσωσιν οὗ οὐκ ἤκουσαν;

Thanks for those -- looks like plenty to read in there. Off the bat that first paper talks about both direct and indirect hearing, but indirect seems to imply a topic, versus direct being a speaker. Robert, beyond the point the heard being the same as the believed, are you saying that ου would still...
by daveburt
November 3rd, 2017, 11:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 23030

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

In what way, Stephen? Or what would you propose to fix it?
by daveburt
November 2nd, 2017, 11:34 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 23030

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

Who decided that tonos and oxia "should never look different"? They are two different (though related) things and, in my view, useful to distinguish. Just like the de-unification of Coptic, which was (also) prematurely unified. The Unicode Consortium has decided that, which is clear in Unicode's mo...
by daveburt
November 2nd, 2017, 9:52 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 10:14 - πῶς δὲ πιστεύσωσιν οὗ οὐκ ἤκουσαν;
Replies: 11
Views: 3263

Re: Romans 10:14 - πῶς δὲ πιστεύσωσιν οὗ οὐκ ἤκουσαν;

Thanks for the references, Stirling. Blass-Debrunner-Funk §173 raises the additional possibility the thing heard could be the λογος or ρημα itself, though I would have thought that doesn't make much sense in the context with πιστεύειν and ἐπικαλέσαι εἰς. It seems to me that the 'heard of' idea is a ...

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