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Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language

Postby mingshey » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:23 am

The highschool I teach Physics at is attached to a University, which focuses on foreign language majors. (It is one of the reason I chose the school to work at. :))
Recently the univ gave teachers in the highschool the access to the library, and I visited the library last week.
There I found a Modern Greek Grammar, David Holton, et al.'s "Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language". It looks quite good to me.
Anyone used this book? If so, how do you rate this? (if it's good enough, up to date, κτλ.)
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Postby IreneY » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:27 am

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Postby mingshey » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:05 am

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Postby IreneY » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:40 am

No, not really. The Essential is, from what I understand, an abridged" version of the Comprehensive one. You choose really. My personal opinion, given your background inAncient Greek is that you could very well go for the Comprehensive one if you so choose. I got the feeling that the Essential is easier to tackle for someone who first encounters the Greek language in any form by studying Modern Greek. Given the fact that MG is actually a simplified version of AG and that someone who knows AG will probably have questions of a more complicated nature than your average beginner, maybe it's even better to go for the Comprehensive. That, of course, is just my opinion but I may be completely off. The only certain thing is that you don't need both.
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