Textkit Logo

Ya sas!

Textkit is a learning community- introduce yourself here. Use the Open Board to introduce yourself, chat about off-topic issues and get to know each other.

Moderators: thesaurus, Jeff Tirey

Ya sas!

Postby pianofortississimo » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:39 pm

Hello! I'm a student from the Philippines, studying European languages. Right now, I can speak French, Spanish, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese. I recently became engrossed (hmmmn... obsessed, more like :twisted: ) with Greek, which I started to study just this summer, as a way to kill time. I got my first text and audio from the Foreign Language Institute, although I feel that the functional aims of the lessons were not... suited to me (Lesson 1 was, Me sinxorite, pu ine i prezvia/ to proksenio/ o stathmos? :? ).

Wow, hope this site can be of some help to me, and you guys, too! It would be nice to make some new friends.
pianofortississimo
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:21 pm
Location: Philippines

Re: Ya sas!

Postby modus.irrealis » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:59 pm

modus.irrealis
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 1093
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:08 am
Location: Toronto

Postby Gonzalo » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:08 pm

Hi and welcome,

I've been also using FSI course for a while but it was frustrating sometimes because I felt that I was learning nothing. I moved then to Cyprus Greek course and I am finishing the beginner's level (101&102). It's really nice and encouraging.
http://www.kypros.org/LearnGreek/

Despite I am not registered (but I usually read such forums) like modus.irrealis says, Wordreference forums will be always helpful.

Regards,
Gonzalo
Verus enim amor semper tempore tristi elucescit magis. (Philipp Melanchthon: Decl. de studiis Linguæ Græcæ)
Quin age, si quid habes (P. Vergilii Maronis Ecloga III:52)
User avatar
Gonzalo
Textkit Enthusiast
 
Posts: 481
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:58 am
Location: España

Postby Scribo » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:08 am

Υασ σας!
User avatar
Scribo
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 728
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:28 pm
Location: Between Ilias and Odysseia.

Postby pianofortississimo » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:48 am

@ Modus: So the Greek here is Katharevusa? Or something entirely different?

@ Gonzalo: Well, the FSI Greek course works quite fine for me, except for that little bump in the pragmatic-functional aims of the course (Heck, I wouldn't even have known how to say, "Me lene José" had I not been looking around for more Greek thingies on the net), which of course, is suited to those who aim to work for the FSI, but not for students like me. I'm pretty stuck right now in chapter 5 as I'm doing my thesis this year and I can no longer use the course to kill time (this time, it's time that's killing me :cry:).
Might I ask then, whether the course in http://www.kypros.org/LearnGreek/ is 1. free, 2. modern, 3. the major dialect and 4. fast enough? See, I catch on pretty quick, and frankly, that's another reason why I haven't been studying the FSI course as often as I should-- it drags. :?
pianofortississimo
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:21 pm
Location: Philippines

Postby Gonzalo » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:43 am

Verus enim amor semper tempore tristi elucescit magis. (Philipp Melanchthon: Decl. de studiis Linguæ Græcæ)
Quin age, si quid habes (P. Vergilii Maronis Ecloga III:52)
User avatar
Gonzalo
Textkit Enthusiast
 
Posts: 481
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:58 am
Location: España

Postby annis » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:20 pm

pianofortississimo wrote:@ Modus: So the Greek here is Katharevusa? Or something entirely different?


Ancient — Homer, Plato and that crowd. Modern Greek pops up from time to time.
William S. Annis — http://www.aoidoi.org/http://www.scholiastae.org/
τίς πατέρ' αἰνήσει εἰ μὴ κακοδαίμονες υἱοί;
annis
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 3397
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 4:55 pm
Location: Madison, WI, USA

Postby modus.irrealis » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:30 am

pianofortississimo wrote:@ Modus: So the Greek here is Katharevusa? Or something entirely different?

Like annis said, Ancient Greek -- roughly speaking the varieties of the Greek language that were spoken before the fourth century AD (although many works written after that date are written in those varieties). Katharevousa, on the other hand, is (very very roughly speaking) Modern Greek grammar with Ancient Greek inflections, but that means it has some similarities with Ancient Greek (and I've found that knowing one helps you with the other).
modus.irrealis
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 1093
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:08 am
Location: Toronto

Postby Gonzalo » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:58 pm

By the way. If anyone here is learning Modern Greek , I recommend deeply http://e-vivlia.blogspot.com/
It offers a great catalogue of free books.
Regards,
Gonzalo
Verus enim amor semper tempore tristi elucescit magis. (Philipp Melanchthon: Decl. de studiis Linguæ Græcæ)
Quin age, si quid habes (P. Vergilii Maronis Ecloga III:52)
User avatar
Gonzalo
Textkit Enthusiast
 
Posts: 481
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:58 am
Location: España


Return to Open Board

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot] and 16 guests