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by Paul-Nitz
February 17th, 2020, 2:50 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Kmetko - medial function of the middle voice
Replies: 15
Views: 736

Re: Kmetko - medial function of the middle voice

This is a fabulous video. http://dailydoseofgreek.com/special-editions/middle-voice-verbs-in-the-nt/?fbclid=IwAR3yD-dUzhsBB4H3s_H1k5ak4QALN1kcr9yxMvR-sR0msTXyplnTqtt16Rw] She is describing the prototypical functions of the middle forms. What she says is simple and concise. I was hyperbolic writing ...
by Paul-Nitz
February 16th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Kmetko - medial function of the middle voice
Replies: 15
Views: 736

Re: Kmetko - medial function of the middle voice

I found that she did a video on Daily Dose of Greek for anyone who wants to see it. http://dailydoseofgreek.com/special-edi ... lnTqtt16Rw [/size] This is a fabulous video. It's all a person needs to know. She comes so close to saying "there are only two voices in Greek," but I suppose that was too...
by Paul-Nitz
February 16th, 2020, 12:57 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Language Learning Strategy for Autodidacts
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Language Learning Strategy for Autodidacts

I've settled on a reliable reading / language learning strategy that I teach to my students and recommend to others.
  • Pronounce
  • Comprehend
  • Communicate

This video demonstrates the strategy using John 3:16.
[youtube]https://youtu.be/Y1CBwHaA6R0?t=342[/youtube]
by Paul-Nitz
February 6th, 2020, 3:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Gaining Proficiency...
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Gaining Proficiency...

You have a great regimen. The overlapping review is very good. Very few people keep up the sort of steady learning you describe. Add gesturing to your reading and do more with less text. ____Read fluently. ____Comprehend at 95% level. ____Then read it out as if communicating it to a crowd. As you do...
by Paul-Nitz
February 4th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: Restored Koine Pronunciation - Web resources for learners
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Restored Koine Pronunciation - Web resources for learners

Links checked 04 Feb 2020 Biblical Language Center, Notes on the pronunciation system of Koine Greek, Randall Buth. https://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/koine-greek-pronunciation/ Biblical Language Center, Sample Greek audio. https://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/greek-mp3-samples/ Ben Kantor - v...
by Paul-Nitz
January 30th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 88
Views: 44417

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

I'm afraid I have not taken the time to read this whole thread. Bad form, I know. The approach to this looks like it is intellectually above my pay grade. Nevertheless, I'll be bold to weigh in because I'm so excited about my layman's discovery. About a week ago, I was talking to my colleague in Gre...
by Paul-Nitz
January 13th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The term "grammar-translation method"
Replies: 8
Views: 633

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: 633

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: 633

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: 2506

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...

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