Modern Greek, newbie question

From: Alan Repurk (
Date: Thu Apr 18 1996 - 11:55:16 EDT

Hello scholars,

I know there is another group for novice questions, but I have not
seen much activity, so please bear with me, I apologize.

I am listening to NT Greek on tape and studying Mounce's book. As I
do this I wonder how what I am learning applies to modern Greek.

What are the main differences between the two, will I develop some
comprehension of Modern Greek this way ?

I will be acquireing a bible translated into modern Greek. Will this
be of any help to me ?

Also on transliteration, for example euanngeleon is pronounced
ewe-an-gel-eon ( I hope ), but it seems that I see transliterated
evangeleon, and of course there is a V in the English pronunciation.
Why is this ?

And David, I see it spelled 'Dauid' and 'Daueid' ( this is
from memory) but my etext of some generic Strongs uses 'Dabid' --
that pesky B again.

I am a bit confused.

Thanks in advance

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