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by Shirley Rollinson
November 18th, 2011, 11:22 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Living Koine vs. The Rest of the World
Replies: 11
Views: 4397

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: 1761

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: 2045

Re: Joseph Dasenbrock

I have a textbook for Beginning New Testament Greek, free online, at http://www.drshirley.org/greek/textbook/contents.html 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: 3306

Re: Songs in ancient Greek: Holy Holy Holy

Oooopppss - I should have checked the LXX
Isaiah 6:3 uses hagios
ME BAD
Shirley Rollinson
by Shirley Rollinson
October 4th, 2011, 7:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Songs in ancient Greek: Holy Holy Holy
Replies: 10
Views: 3306

Re: Songs in ancient Greek: Holy Holy Holy

It probably needs a vocative - hagie, hagie, hagie !

sorry - I can't figure out how to get Greek characters with this reply box.
Sending emails to the mailing list was easier
by Shirley Rollinson
September 16th, 2011, 7:19 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: A god?
Replies: 42
Views: 10213

Re: A god?

Come on guys - quit beating up on a newbie.
Toujours la politesse,
Shirley Rollinson

PS - how does one get emoticons and greek text on this ( popon ) message box ?????
The FAQ page really needs a section on how to write and edit messages.
by Shirley Rollinson
September 6th, 2011, 8:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: "Tools of the Trade"
Replies: 17
Views: 6700

Re: "Tools of the Trade"

What is the point of learning New Testament Greek? Is it to dazzle a congregation with esoteric word-studies in a sermon or Bible study?? Is it to logic-chop with other scholars as to translation?? I get the feeling that many Seminaries, Bible Colleges, and other "Institutions of Higher Learning" op...
by Shirley Rollinson
July 7th, 2011, 1:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Imperfect Middle/Passive Subjunctive
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Re: Imperfect Middle/Passive Subjunctive

Oooopppsss
I got the wires crossed in my brain - I meant Present MIddle or Passive Subjunctive
e.g. "whenever you are praying . . . "
Sorry I don't have my GNTwith me at the moment, so can't give the Greek.
by Shirley Rollinson
July 6th, 2011, 10:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Imperfect Middle/Passive Subjunctive
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Imperfect Middle/Passive Subjunctive

I can only find about half a dozen instances of Imperfect Middle Subjunctive and Imperfect Passive Subjunctive verbs in the GNT -
I'd be grateful if someone could point me to some good examples, either in the GNT or the LXX.
Let's continue being instructed
: -)
BTW - misew ta twitchy smilies ekeina.
by Shirley Rollinson
July 6th, 2011, 9:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: The Daily Dozen
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: The Daily Dozen

Not only "read" some Greek each day - but "read aloud", and "read aloud as if reading a speech, or reading the Lessons in Church" - i.e. slow down, glance at the words ahead, make sense of the phrasing, and listen to yourself. Repeat a section until you get it fairly fluently. It's tough at first, b...

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