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by Jesse Goulet
October 15th, 2011, 8:29 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: stems/roots
Replies: 12
Views: 5648

Re: stems/roots

Jesse/"David": I especially like that you are trying to do things that actually make sense rather than just doing whatever people have told you to do. I think your idea makes sense as long as you make sure that learning the roots (rather than the lexical forms) allows you to more fluently read what...
by Jesse Goulet
October 15th, 2011, 8:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Jesse Goulet
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: Jesse Goulet

One caution - and you're probably aware of this already - B-Greek is a great place for exploring Greek, and a bad place for apologetics (that sort of thing happens in private email). There's a wide range of beliefs among participants here, so we try to focus on understanding the text and the langua...
by Jesse Goulet
October 15th, 2011, 7:54 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: articles and lexical forms
Replies: 3
Views: 3311

Re: articles and lexical forms

The lexical entry for a noun ordinarily lists three elements: (1) the nominative singular form of the noun, (2) the genitive singular form of the noun, (3) the gender of the noun. That's what the sequence you've cited -- λόγος, -ου, ὁ -- indicates. Instead of the article you may find a letter indic...
by Jesse Goulet
October 15th, 2011, 7:42 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: stems/roots
Replies: 12
Views: 5648

Re: stems/roots

David asked: Am I making any sense? Hi, David, Yes, you are. You make a number of good points. I suppose people will object to learning words that don't actually occur anywhere, χαρατ instead of χάρις, λαβ instead of λαμβάνω, βασιλεϝ instead of βασιλεύς. The way we learn Greek now, these people wil...
by Jesse Goulet
October 15th, 2011, 4:10 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: rho
Replies: 5
Views: 1992

rho

In the Koine time, was it trilled or tapped, or did it depend on what words came before and/or after the rho in any given word?
by Jesse Goulet
October 15th, 2011, 3:52 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: articles and lexical forms
Replies: 3
Views: 3311

articles and lexical forms

In every grammar I have looked at, in their vocabulary sections, or with whatever vocabulary program that comes with your grammar book (e.g. Mounce's Flashworks), the nouns are given in their lexical forms, and the article comes AFTER the lexical form. For example: λόγος, -ου, ὁ But why? In a senten...
by Jesse Goulet
October 15th, 2011, 3:43 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: stems/roots
Replies: 12
Views: 5648

stems/roots

In Mounce's Basics... grammar, he states that it is the stem that carries the basic meaning of the word. However, when it comes to memorizing basic vocabulary, we are taught the "lexical form" of each word. For nouns, this is the nominative/singular form (some people are also taught the genitive sin...
by Jesse Goulet
October 15th, 2011, 1:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Jesse Goulet
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Jesse Goulet

Hey folks. Glad I came across this site as I often have questions pop up in my mind as I study my Greek but have no one to ask. I've been pestering Bill Mounce a lot over the months since he has a page on his website where people can ask questions but since he's a busy guy he can only give short, si...

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