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Hi Friends

Posted: July 28th, 2019, 6:27 am
by Jesse Duley
Hi friends. Jesse here.

Just found this forum via Google, as I'm learning Greek solo and my few expert friends are probably getting tired of me sending them questions! I'm working from Mounce's BBG (3rd ed). Currently on chapter 11, so wrestling with 3rd declension and personal pronouns right now.

41 yrs old, Worship Pastor of a Vineyard church. Graduated with an MTheol at University of St Andrews a couple of years ago, but never took Greek as I also worked alongside my degree and couldn't afford the time. Promised myself I'd take it up after graduation, but have to admit I'm finding it hard on my own. Hoping this is an active community!

p.s. have already messaged admins about changing my screen name!

Re: Hi Friends

Posted: July 28th, 2019, 9:49 am
by Barry Hofstetter
Welcome! If you ask questions or make comments people will interact.

Re: Hi Friends

Posted: July 29th, 2019, 8:12 pm
by Shirley Rollinson
JesterPilgrim wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 6:27 am
Hi friends. Jesse here.

Just found this forum via Google, as I'm learning Greek solo and my few expert friends are probably getting tired of me sending them questions! I'm working from Mounce's BBG (3rd ed). Currently on chapter 11, so wrestling with 3rd declension and personal pronouns right now.

41 yrs old, Worship Pastor of a Vineyard church. Graduated with an MTheol at University of St Andrews a couple of years ago, but never took Greek as I also worked alongside my degree and couldn't afford the time. Promised myself I'd take it up after graduation, but have to admit I'm finding it hard on my own. Hoping this is an active community!

p.s. have already messaged admins about changing my screen name!
Welcome, Jesse
Ask all the questions you like on this Forum. My students found Mounce a bit dry and grammar-oriented - you're welcome to use my online textbook for an approach with more reading practice.
http://www.drshirley.org/greek/textbook02/index.html
You're still going to have to tackle grammar - and you'll probably find yourself learning more English grammar too as you wrestle with it. It will be worth it - hang in there. Don't sweat the paradigms - learn to recognize the cases of nouns etc. as you see them in context in a sentence. After all, what we want to do is read the New Testament and understand what we read, rather than spend hours discussing what sort of dative something is :-)
I know, that's probably regarded as heresy in some quarters.
Enjoy
Shirley Rollinson

Re: Hi Friends

Posted: July 30th, 2019, 2:36 am
by Jesse Duley
Shirley Rollinson wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 8:12 pm
you're welcome to use my online textbook for an approach with more reading practice.
Wow, thanks Shirley - that's incredibly generous!

Re: Hi Friends

Posted: July 30th, 2019, 4:28 am
by Jason Hare
JesterPilgrim wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 6:27 am
p.s. have already messaged admins about changing my screen name!
Just post your name here and one of us will get it done quickly. I didn't see a message outside of this one.

Welcome to the forum!

Re: Hi Friends

Posted: July 30th, 2019, 4:38 am
by Jesse Duley
Jason Hare wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 4:28 am
JesterPilgrim wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 6:27 am
p.s. have already messaged admins about changing my screen name!
Just post your name here and one of us will get it done quickly. I didn't see a message outside of this one.

Welcome to the forum!
Jesse Duley. Thanks!

Re: Hi Friends

Posted: July 30th, 2019, 10:53 am
by Barry Hofstetter
And done. By me. All the other admins, they all lazy, but I gotcha... :) Actually, I'm just the first one to see it. Welcome again!

Re: Hi Friends

Posted: July 30th, 2019, 7:57 pm
by Jason Hare
Barry Hofstetter wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 10:53 am
And done. By me. All the other admins, they all lazy, but I gotcha... :) Actually, I'm just the first one to see it. Welcome again!
Some of us have to work day jobs! :p
<3

Re: Hi Friends

Posted: July 31st, 2019, 2:15 am
by Jesse Duley
Barry Hofstetter wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 10:53 am
And done. By me. All the other admins, they all lazy, but I gotcha... :) Actually, I'm just the first one to see it. Welcome again!
Thanks Barry :)

Re: Hi Friends

Posted: August 1st, 2019, 8:56 pm
by Shirley Rollinson
Barry Hofstetter wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 10:53 am
And done. By me. All the other admins, they all lazy, but I gotcha... :) Actually, I'm just the first one to see it. Welcome again!
toujours la politesse :-)