Teaching Beginning Greek Pronounciation

From: Sam Johnson (buddy@connecti.com)
Date: Sat Feb 22 1997 - 12:02:59 EST

I am seeking advice on teaching beginning greek. I have truly enjoyed
the discussion from previous posts but my question is on pronounciation
for beginners. I have learned the Erasmus system but Spiros Zodhiates
convinced me to learn modern greek pronounciation. That is all I use but
I do know the Erasmus system.
 I have two eager men at church who will be going into the ministry and
are preparing to go to Seminary in a few years. I am really leaning
toward teaching them modern greek because I see some definite advantages
and I would introduce them of course to erasmus pronounciation but my
emphasis would be modern greek. Does anyone see any real harm in doing
 This is not a discussion about modern greek vs koine pronounciation
but about getting two men started in Greek. I have already decided on
the grammer book but I would like to hear from anyone who has an opinion
about this. I have put together a very simple chart on modern greek
pronounciation that would replace the grammer's phonetic pages.

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