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by Paul-Nitz
January 13th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The term "grammar-translation method"
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: The term "grammar-translation method"

On the 4%, I'm not sure that such exist. I think some do exist, with the qualification I mentioned. ...so that when they then engage in the "communication" of reading intensively, they attain to a degree of genuine comprehension of a language. The main point is that while very few learners succeed ...
by Paul-Nitz
January 13th, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The term "grammar-translation method"
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: The term "grammar-translation method"

GT "works" when the student finally gets many a month to use the language in a communicative context. I'd like to expand a bit on what ὁ ΜΔ Buth says. I agree with him, but there's more to say. There are those who the Latinist CLT teachers call the " four percenters ." I've never seen research that...
by Paul-Nitz
January 12th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The term "grammar-translation method"
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: The term "grammar-translation method"

"Grammar-Translation method" is used widely outside of Biblical Studies. The method had its birth with Latin and Greek instruction, but widely was applied to other languages. E.g., Larsen-Freeman and Anderson's book on living language learning describes the "Grammar-Translation method." “Grammar rul...
by Paul-Nitz
January 12th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 1822

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

I've just been reading a fascinating account of color in Guy Deutscher's Through the Language Glass. He contradicts the anti-Whorf crowd with a sensible view of the influence of language on thought. His gives a 95 page history of a debate on color and language (beginning with Gladstone's study of Ho...
by Paul-Nitz
December 18th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: θύρα in Acts 3:2
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: θύρα in Acts 3:2

But that could equally well serve as the central meaning of πύλη Maybe the prototype θύρα would need more description - a close-able opening in a house (smaller structure), more of a hole with four sides. I'm not sure if the prototype would focus on the hole or the closing. When we say "door" we de...
by Paul-Nitz
December 15th, 2019, 1:55 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Audio of Philemon in Koine
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Audio of Philemon in Koine

Mark, That is a wonderful reading of Philemon. Your fluency and accuracy is great. Very easy to listen to and understand. I think my African students wouldn't have any problem distinguishing between THETA as an aspirated T and TAU as unaspirated. For those of us (English 1st language) who did not gr...
by Paul-Nitz
December 15th, 2019, 1:25 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: KOINE PHRASEBOOK
Replies: 39
Views: 31687

Re: KOINE PHRASEBOOK

Communicative Koine Resources spreadsheet:
1) Vocabulary
2) Phrasebook
3) Verb list

LINK (copy/paste):
drive.google.com/open?id=11VWNbleyHdmQ2ajFxiwySbc_PZSG5DUI&authuser=pnitz@seelsorger.org&usp=drive_fs
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by Paul-Nitz
December 14th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: θύρα in Acts 3:2
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: θύρα in Acts 3:2

I've just been learning more about the prototype theory and its application to lexicology. The idea is that a word has a prototypical meaning from which other meaning radiate. Some of the senses radiating out from that central meaning may have only a family resemblance. Connection to the center beco...
by Paul-Nitz
December 14th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: KOINE PHRASEBOOK
Replies: 39
Views: 31687

Re: KOINE PHRASEBOOK

I forgot
How do you say "I forgot" in Koine?

ἐπιλανθάνομαι αὐτοῦ
ἐπελαθόμην αὐτοῦ
by Paul-Nitz
December 9th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: KOINE PHRASEBOOK
Replies: 39
Views: 31687

Re: KOINE PHRASEBOOK

Newly updated and beautified! Koine Core Communicative Phrasebook, Vocabulary List, Verbs [/b] A) Koine Core Vocabulary. Carefully selected list of 700 words. Focus is on the New Testament. Some preference to words that have communicative value. Some extra-biblical words added for communicative lan...

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