My question may seem a bit weird at first. I want to learn to read ancient Greek. Not understand it, mind you, only read (and pronounce it more or less correctly in my head).
The reason I wish to do so, is that I am again and again encountering Greek words (in Greek letters), e.g. in the Illustrated Companion to the Latin Dictionary, and Greek Lexicon, Isidore of Seville's Etymologiarum Libri XX, etc. Every time I happen upon these Greek words, I am faltering in the reading process. These letters are merely images, and these images are hard to process for my mind when mixed with normal text. Additionally, I sometimes encounter Greek letters when transcribing a text. Right now, these are all Klingon to me.
My aim: be able to read (= pronounce in my head or even aloud without understanding what the word is supposed to mean) a word in ancient Greek (or even a phrase).
Can you give me any hints?
- I had a look at Mr. Annis' site and its article about Greek Dialects. Does it matter for my special need whether I focus on Epic, Attic, Koine?
- Does anyone know the web-site Ancient Greek Tutorials? What do you think about its pronunciation?
- Any other resource recommendation concerning letter-comprehension and pronunciation?