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by Michael Christensen
July 7th, 2011, 9:58 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Throwing away my flashcards
Replies: 10
Views: 2650

Re: Throwing away my flashcards

I think your method – of looking for example sentences to learn new Greek words and grammar – makes quite a lot of sense. I'll have to try it too. The weaknesses of using flashcards become more apparent when they are applied to speaking a language. For instance, I used flashcards for a while when le...
by Michael Christensen
June 27th, 2011, 11:52 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Learning English Glosses ≠ Learning Greek Words
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Learning English Glosses ≠ Learning Greek Words

Unfortunately, many of the Greek linguists who could help the non-Greek world with understanding this have died and this understanding disappeared with them .. my grandfather was one of them. That is indeed very unfortunate… Are there perhaps any recordings of someone chanting Greek texts in ancien...
by Michael Christensen
June 26th, 2011, 10:22 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Learning English Glosses ≠ Learning Greek Words
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Learning English Glosses ≠ Learning Greek Words

Since I grew up bilingually (English and German), I understand quite well what it means to think in two different languages – or to think in no language at all, just holding an abstract thought and then searching for the appropriate wording in whichever language I happen to be using. But how could I...
by Michael Christensen
June 26th, 2011, 9:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Michael Christensen
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Michael Christensen

Hi, I'm fairly new to the Greek language – I've started to work through an online tutorial at http://greek-language.com Is it possible that my username might also "magically" change to my actual name? I didn't realize until reading some posts that it seems to be a requirement in this forum to use on...