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Want to learn Greek

Postby nisikaj » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:06 am

Can anybody suggest which is the best source to learn greek as most of the scientific words are in greek or latin.
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Re: Want to learn Greek

Postby ragnar_deerslayer » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:44 pm

If all you want to learn is technical scientific terms, you might be better just reading science journals in your field of interest and using a scientific dictionary to double-check terms. Alternatively, just get a good Greek dictionary to look up the roots of the words ("Let's see . . . epidermis = epi 'on' + dermis 'skin' = the outer layer of skin! Of course!").

If you have a desire to read ancient Greek literature, though, you've come to the right place. In the "Library" section of this website, there are old-but-useful Greek books in PDF, downloadable for free! If you want to start with classical Greek, download White's First Greek Book. If you want to start with Homeric, download Pharr's Homeric Greek. These books are a bit "old-school" - they're heavy on straight memorization. Get started there, and start reading the forums. If White and Pharr aren't working out for you, the posters here can help you identify exactly what you need, and point you in the direction of other resources.

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Re: Want to learn Greek

Postby Becca » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:13 am

ragnar_deerslayer wrote:If all you want to learn is technical scientific terms, you might be better just reading science journals in your field of interest and using a scientific dictionary to double-check terms. Alternatively, just get a good Greek dictionary to look up the roots of the words ("Let's see . . . epidermis = epi 'on' + dermis 'skin' = the outer layer of skin! Of course!").

If you have a desire to read ancient Greek literature, though, you've come to the right place. In the "Library" section of this website, there are old-but-useful Greek books in PDF, downloadable for free! If you want to start with classical Greek, download White's First Greek Book. If you want to start with Homeric, download Pharr's Homeric Greek. These books are a bit "old-school" - they're heavy on straight memorization. Get started there, and start reading the forums. If White and Pharr aren't working out for you, the posters here can help you identify exactly what you need, and point you in the direction of other resources.

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First time here, i keen to learn greek words cos we need it for our projects. Glad i found this forum site.Thanks so much...
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