From: Marilyn Phemister (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Nov 09 2000 - 14:20:01 EST
I have acquired Zodhiates' tapes of the Greek New Testament, which is read
with a modern Greek pronunciation. I'm listening to it, but it will take a
long time before I can understand it, I would rather have the pronunciation
taught in textbooks for koine. It looks like I will have to make my own.
There is one problem. There are some differences in how the pronunciation
of koine is presented. I have the Parson's Greek tutor, which surprised me
by treating the first letter in PNEUMA as a silent letter. Some textbooks
don't help the student a bit with this, and one I found says that no Greek
letters are silent. So I have been pronouncing the first letter of such
words as PNEUMA of PNEUMATOS. Leaving it silent seems to me like giving
Greek an English pronunciation. THEOS is pronounced with a break, like
THE-OS, which I have a difficult time accepting as correct.
If I can learn the correct way of pronouncing "pneuma" and "theos" I think
I will be ready to begin recording.
Can anyone help me?
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