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drilling endings/irregular words in Koine

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drilling endings/irregular words in Koine

Postby katb4now » Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:00 am

Hello everyone :-)

My 15 year old son and I are trying to learn Koine.

I would like to drill endings by declining or conjugating out each of our vocabulary words.

I don't want to drill irregular words by mistake though.

Is there a list somewhere of what NT words are irregular?

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Postby klewlis » Mon Jan 12, 2004 7:34 am

for verbs, look for lists of "principal parts", which will basically give you all of the principal parts for irregular verbs. there is a good one at the back of Metzger's "lexical aids for students of new testament greek", which is a little book you should have anyway if you are learning koine. it lists all of the vocab of the new testament in order of frequency, down to words that are used 10 times or more--words that are used fewer than 10 times are not included. so you can start with the most frequent vocab and work your way down!
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thank you and...

Postby katb4now » Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:27 am

Thank You! I will buy that book. I have Pennington's audio CD on frequent words so wasn't really looking at anything else like that.

Should I just assume nouns are regular? I'd like to be able to drill the nouns too.

Or at least have a list of nouns that I know are safe to use for drilling each declension.

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Postby klewlis » Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:41 pm

yes, assume that nouns are regular unless your textbook says otherwise, since practically all of them are. It's the verbs that you have to watch out for.

The only odd nouns I can think of off the top of my head are ones that are the wrong gender for their declension (like [face=SPIonic]odoj[/face], which is feminine but second declension), but even those decline normally within their declension.

Which textbook are you using?
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