1. In my study of Greek I have run across several comments concerning the importance of hearing the language(or any other language for that matter). They usually accompany further comments about accessing other parts of the brain for memory, language being primarily spoken and heard. This is in contrast to the way I have approached learning Greek so far; in a silent, cookbook, formulaic manner like a math or physics text. I would be interested in any comments. How have any of you dealt with this issue? Does reading the language poorly, like the first year student that I am, access this memory?
I have the disk from CCEL that vocalizes the New Testament but found the reading flat, dry and lifeless, like Gregorian Chant sans Gregory. (My intent is not to criticise the reader, she is far more capable than I in the language). I have also run across vocalizations at the following website
>courses>Greek materials>bottom of page select "new Greek MP3 download"
This is a reading of 1John1 that sounds very nice, at least to my ear. It seems like a real language. Is Dr Buth's program an accurate representation of Koine so far as it is known? Has anyone used the program? found it useful?
2. Trivia. In the BBG lexicon, the entry for Ï€Î±ÏÎ±Î»Î±Î¼Î²Î±Î½Ï‰: the aorist passive is listed as Ï€Î±ÏÎ±Î»Î·Î¼Ï†Î¸Î·ÏƒÎ¿Î¼Î±Î¹. It looks like a future passive to me. I would have expected the aorist passive to use Î¸Î· and have secondary active endings. Is this a misprint or a misbehaving word?
3. In this question I am comparing BBG with little Liddell regarding the verb ÎºÎ±Î¸Î±ÏÎ¹Î¶Ï‰. BBG lists the future as ÎºÎ±Î¸Î±ÏÎ¹Ï‰, I would have expected ÎºÎ±Î¸Î±ÏÎ¹ÏƒÏ‰ but I know that words don't always follow the rules(or follow different rules at different times). When I checked the listing in Liddell it read as follows:
ÎºÎ±Î¸Î±ÏÎ¹Î¶Ï‰, fut. Î¹ÏƒÏ‰ Att. Î¹Ï‰, = ÎºÎ±Î¸Î±Î¹ÏÏ‰, (the definition follows)
I have made the assumption that the default dialect used in Liddell was Attic, however the Attic entry, Î¹Ï‰, is to be distinguished from the first entry ,Î¹ÏƒÏ‰,. What is the first dialect(default?) used in Liddell since it apparently is not Attic? Also, the form following the =? Is it showing how the preceeding Î¹Ï‰ is incorporated into the verb? The preface and key in little Liddell is severely abridged.
Thanks for any help.