[b-greek] Does anyone know of an introductory grammar that does this?

From: Perry L. Stepp (stratfink@email.msn.com)
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 09:20:47 EDT

Does anyone know of an introductory grammar that introduces verb endings

The "normal" way of teaching verbs is to introduce the endings by case:
first, you study the Present-Active-Indicative endings, and then go on to
aorists, imperfects, etc.

When I first studied Greek, we (using a textbook that the professor wrote
and published himself) instead learned all the 1st person-Active-Indicative
endings for our model verbs.

So instead of walking around the second week singing the P-A-I endings under
my breath, "W-EIS-EI-OMEN-ETE-OUSI(N)", I was singing "W-ON-SW-SA-KA-KEIN"
(the endings for the 1st singular-A-I present, imperfect, future, aorist,
perfect, and pluperfect [respectively] of LUW.)

Are there any generally available introductory grammars that introduce the
verbs this way?

Perry L. Stepp

Senior Pastor, DeSoto Christian Church
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Baylor University
Adjunct Professor, Dallas Christian College
Adjunct Professor, Christ for the Nations Institute

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow.

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