Here are my questions after a much to long winded introduction:
In my quest to learn some classical Greek, which is in order to read and understand classical texts such as those written by Socrates (for example):
1. would it be advisable to learn modern Greek first?
2. Having then learned and become reasonably proficient in modern Greek would the classical texts already be comprehensible?
3. If a time machine were to be a scientific fact, and we were to beam Socrates to the present time, would HE be able to understand the written modern Greek language?
4. Can anyone suggest some good beginning texts?
I have heard these JACT books are good?
Thanks and kind regards to all you friendly readers out there!
IreneY wrote:Swthr (this keyboard is Korean and I swear they have hidden away the right slash!)
IreneY wrote:Since up to the recent past I was a teacher myself, the main problem Greek kids have (apart from lack of interest) is that they don't know modern Greek well enough if you ask me (which you haven't and you are probably not interested in).
PeterD wrote:You nailed it, Irene. As a Canadian of Greek heritage, I have visited Greece numerous times, and I have this to say about today's Greeks (of Greece): They're stupid. They know d-ck. Sorry, Irene, but Greeks like yourself are in the minority. Pity.
IreneY wrote:By the way what about what we're discussing here? What's your take?
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