Restored Koine Pronunciation - Web resources for learners

Is vocalizing the Greek words and sentences important? If so, how should Greek be pronounced (what arguments can be made for one pronunciation over another or others?) How can I write Greek characters clearly and legibly?
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Restored Koine Pronunciation - Web resources for learners

Post by Paul-Nitz » February 4th, 2020, 8:45 am

Links checked 04 Feb 2020

Biblical Language Center, Notes on the pronunciation system of Koine Greek, Randall Buth.
https://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/ ... unciation/

Biblical Language Center, Sample Greek audio.
https://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/ ... 3-samples/


Ben Kantor - video about koine pronunciation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhuUc3N_Z9o

Restored Koine Chart
Extensive chart showing the Restored Koine pronunciation variation. Corresponding examples are given in English and Chichewa. Author P.D. Nitz


Koine Greek IPA vowel chart with audio, created by Stephen Hughes
http://www.readntg.org/LivingKoine/KoineConsonants.html
http://www.readntg.org/LivingKoine/Koin ... owels.html

Alphabet
Here is an excellent tutorial video created by Tim McNinch on YouTube. He reads through the alphabet letter by letter, giving several words as examples. The dipthongs are treated separately in the second link. Double consonants are not treated, but can be seen in many examples.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94B26pJM2fg&t=6s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyQk8Nz2qwE&t=45s

Writing and listening
A series of four videos on writing some Ancient Greek names. Pronunciation is also given as the names are written. PD Nitz. Each video is about 5 minutes.
Video 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIIPuuL57Zw&t=2s
Video 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zbR5SrrmSI
Video 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gqY4KqwCSU
Video 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXl5v-rYZYI

Ομιλειν
Ομιλειν [Omilein] is a course in Ancient (Koine) Greek newly developed (2018) by Jordash Kiffiak. Kiffiak uses the Restored Koine pronunciation. The first lesson is free after a sign-up. He has good, consistent pronunciation. Taking his first lesson will give a good taste of the Restored Koine scheme.
https://omilein.teachable.com/

Sample Reading
Here is a very well read, but fast reading, of St. Mark, Chapter 1, done by Jordan Day. Reading the text as you hear this reading could be a way to learn to pronounce and read Koine fluently. 5 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-s4tJG ... -41KeFPgGF

Randall Buth speech on pronunciation at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2019.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWOjBulEyrs
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Re: Restored Koine Pronunciation - Web resources for learners

Post by Devenios Doulenios » February 4th, 2020, 12:00 pm

I've also written a short article on the pronunciation of upsilon as a consonant in diphthongs (both in Modern and Restored Koine pronunciations). You can access it on my blog, here: https://wp.me/p9aTup-5b. You can also get it on my Academia.edu page.
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