Re: Pronunciation, was Re: Did Paul Speak Greek with a Turkish Accent?

From: George Blaisdell (
Date: Sun Mar 21 1999 - 22:25:46 EST

John ~

Thank you for your wonderfully new [to me] perspective
on the relationship between modern and koine Greek.

We had a couple of Athenian students in my Greek 101
class some 25 years ago, and for the first couple of weeks
they cruised while we struggled with the alphabet etc. But
as I am recalling, once the rest of the class caught up on
mundane looking at the Greek, the two Athenians
struggled just the same as the rest of us to learn the
forms, and by their own words they said the Attic was very
much a foreign language to them.

So your assertion that Greeks with 'some' [and not a lot] of
education understand the GNT fairly readily came as a surprise
to me.
my question is: How much is 'some' education?

Thanks again...


George Blaisdell
Roslyn, WA

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