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by Shirley Rollinson
February 17th, 2012, 11:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: The Daily Dozen
Replies: 7
Views: 2213

Re: The Daily Dozen

Yes, I mean "read with comprehension" - the way I hope someone would read the lessons in church. Look ahead, get the sense of the sentence, and read it with natural breaks etc, to show the phrasing. Repeat it a ocuple of times if the first time gives problems with the sense and phrasing. To help wit...
by Shirley Rollinson
January 30th, 2012, 7:37 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Buth and diacritic marks/accents
Replies: 27
Views: 23526

Re: Buth and diacritic marks/accents

Way, way back in this thread (January 29) , Jesse Goulet wrote "All very interesting, but none of this tells me how accents were pronounced" and so far no-one has given an answer. Here's how I work it out for myself : The acute implies "raise the tone" - so raise it by a third, a fourth, or a fifth,...
by Shirley Rollinson
January 9th, 2012, 5:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Greek Keyboards
Replies: 11
Views: 13166

Re: Greek Keyboards

I tried several keyboards, but have settled for now for just using the "insert symbol" option of MSWord with Times New Roman as the usual Unicode font. I set up the shortcuts for Greek polytonic, with ALT + key (setting up alpha on the "a" key etc.) and using the numeric keys for characters with bre...
by Shirley Rollinson
January 9th, 2012, 5:10 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names
Replies: 74
Views: 20726

Re: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names

Many cultures are more formal in their modes of address than those in the West. It can seem impolite to use someone's name without some sort of "title", and this seems to be the case in Greek (also in modern Greek). Just think of the Definite Article as the equivalent of Mr. Mrs. Ms. (ugh) For insta...
by Shirley Rollinson
November 22nd, 2011, 7:35 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Animal Sounds Vocabulary List?
Replies: 6
Views: 2757

Re: Animal Sounds Vocabulary List?

Maybe not the sound, but the verb for making the sound : βoαω
If you've heard a calf who's separated from his mother, that's exactly what he says.
by Shirley Rollinson
November 21st, 2011, 6:45 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: What Secular Greek texts do you give NT Greek students?
Replies: 22
Views: 12427

Re: What Biblical Greek texts do you give NT Greek students?

LXX, didache, etc. If they're learning NT Greek, it's presumably because they want to read (mark, learn, and inwardly digest) the GNT. So we mainly read the GNT, in the rough order : Gospels, Acts, Revelation, Epistles (easier ones, then longer and harder ones), Romans, Hebrews. That's enough for se...
by Shirley Rollinson
November 18th, 2011, 11:22 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Living Koine vs. The Rest of the World
Replies: 11
Views: 4426

Re: Living Koine vs. The Rest of the World

I and my students used the Rosetta Stone for modern Greek (rather than koine) for one semester as a break after a three or four years of koine. After all, they might visit Greece, or meet Greek folks someday, so rather than spend a lot of time trying immersion in "restored". "Erasmian" or any other ...
by Shirley Rollinson
November 18th, 2011, 10:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Preparing texts for study
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Re: Preparing texts for study

I read through the text (silently, quickly) first to get an over-all feel for what it is saying. Then I read it again, slowly, stop at any words or constructions I don't recognize, and make a note of them in sequence down the left-hand side of a page of paper. I analyse each bit that I don't recogni...
by Shirley Rollinson
November 9th, 2011, 7:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Joseph Dasenbrock
Replies: 5
Views: 2075

Re: Joseph Dasenbrock

I have a textbook for Beginning New Testament Greek, free online, at Sorry - there are no audio files yet, but for pronunciation there are several videos on You Tube with various pronunciations. The main thing is to start reading, and particularl...
by Shirley Rollinson
October 5th, 2011, 5:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Songs in ancient Greek: Holy Holy Holy
Replies: 10
Views: 3332

Re: Songs in ancient Greek: Holy Holy Holy

Oooopppss - I should have checked the LXX
Isaiah 6:3 uses hagios
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