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by steffi.alexa
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Extra Reading Greek grammar exercises
Replies: 4
Views: 3941

Re: Extra Reading Greek grammar exercises

Maybe you can try the exercises at this site under English-Greek section. It may be for Mastronarde's book but it can serve as a great addition to your studies. You might also find it helpful to take the vocabulary of the chapter you're currently in and create sentences mimicking the grammar of the...
by steffi.alexa
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Extra Reading Greek grammar exercises
Replies: 4
Views: 3941

Re: Extra Reading Greek grammar exercises

Check out these audio drills: http://stancu.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/jact5a-audio_samples1.pdf Put these on your MP-3 player. Repeat the phrases during the pauses. Get to the point where you can write out and speak the entire passage off the top of your head. Record your own audio drills. Sorry ...
by steffi.alexa
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: which is the best book to study ancient greek?
Replies: 18
Views: 28127

Re: which is the best book to study ancient greek?

I'm using Reading Greek at the moment with my uni, which a lot of unis use. IMO it's set out in a very accessible way, with the text and vocab and then the grammar in another book. It is, however, expensive.
by steffi.alexa
Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Extra Reading Greek grammar exercises
Replies: 4
Views: 3941

Extra Reading Greek grammar exercises

Are there any online grammar exercises for Reading Greek? I've done the ones in the book up to the point my class is at but I'd ideally like more
by steffi.alexa
Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Tackling Athenaze (the English version)
Replies: 14
Views: 9568

Re: By the way,

In the meantime, if you want to use our collations for comparison as you work through Athenaze , I'm posting our work on my website at http://www.jhronline.com/greek/ATH2010/course.html. Feel free to stop by and download the PDFs for comparison. Good luck in university, and don't think that you can...
by steffi.alexa
Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Tackling Athenaze (the English version)
Replies: 14
Views: 9568

Re: By the way,

I have but have yet to find one starting. I just told you that we're doing such a group. We just finished chapter 3 and are now starting chapter 4. Is that too advanced for you? If not, you're welcome to join our study already in progress. Regards, Jason jaihare[at]gmail[dot]com Sorry for taking ag...
by steffi.alexa
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Tackling Athenaze (the English version)
Replies: 14
Views: 9568

Re: By the way,

have you considered doing an online group study? We're studying Athenaze right now. We've just finished chapter 3 of the first book in group study. Many people online do group studies for free rather than paying for courses from a university or whatever. You're welcome to write me if you want more ...
by steffi.alexa
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Tackling Athenaze (the English version)
Replies: 14
Views: 9568

Re: Tackling Athenaze (the English version)

Thanks. It's starting to click now thankfully and I'm starting to see patterns etc so hopefully if I stick at it it'll get easier.
by steffi.alexa
Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Tackling Athenaze (the English version)
Replies: 14
Views: 9568

Re: Tackling Athenaze (the English version)

Thanks. It is very daunting at the moment but I want to get this. I'll give flashcards a go, thanks!

Would it be such a bad thing to read the grammar first or would that be going against how the book tries to teach the language?
by steffi.alexa
Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Tackling Athenaze (the English version)
Replies: 14
Views: 9568

Tackling Athenaze (the English version)

I'm attempting to self teach Greek and decided to use this book but after going through the chapter on the alphabet etc I now I have no clue where to start. How should I go about it (obviously starting with the first chapter and so on haha). At the moment I'm writing down the vocab and will then rea...
by steffi.alexa
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 225874

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Have you tried something like Lingua Latina or books aimed at people your age, such as school texts? No I haven't. the problem is I don't know what to look for -.-. The ''Latin for dummies'', or '''the everything learning latin book'' looks kiddy enough, just cant find them. Which is why I chose to...
by steffi.alexa
Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 225874

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Oh thanks for the advice. I didn't have Adobe reader so once I got that, it started to work. Now my other problem is : understanding the book. I seriously cant understand what the book is trying to say. Especially the first part when they explain how to pronounce the letters. The only thing I learn...
by steffi.alexa
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Experiences and opinions of learning with different books
Replies: 4
Views: 1652

Re: Experiences and opinions of learning with different books

I'm using Lingua Latina and I love it! On the publisher's website, you can download a word document with all the words you'll learn in the books (Familia Romana at least) and their English translations. You can also see sample pages on the Lingua Latina website if you're unsure of whether or not you...
by steffi.alexa
Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Very quick question about adjectives
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

Re: Very quick question about adjectives

Don't worry, stuff like that used to confuse me too. Just keep at it and all will become clear. If not, you can always ask us. :) Thanks. Yeah, things seem to get simpler the more I get through Lingua Latina, it's just that after months of revising for my German exams I just want to go and learn al...
by steffi.alexa
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Very quick question about adjectives
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

Re: Very quick question about adjectives

By the way, one thing to be careful about is that the adjectives agree with the gender of the noun, not the declension. "Nauta", for example, is a first-declension noun, but it is masculine, so you would say "magnus nauta" and not "magna nauta". (If, hypothetically, you had a female sailor, that mi...
by steffi.alexa
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Very quick question about adjectives
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

Re: Very quick question about adjectives

Thanks! I did work it out a few hours after posting, it should have been obvious to me really but I just wasn't thinking. What a waste of however many years of learning languages haha. I couldn't edit my post though as I'm still a new member. But thank you again - your post might help someone else w...
by steffi.alexa
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Very quick question about adjectives
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

Very quick question about adjectives

This is very quick and likely very simple. With adjectives when given in vocab lists like 'magnus -a -um', what does it actually mean? It may just be because it's shortly before midnight and I'm not thinking too clearly but I'm a little/a lot lost right now. Is it to do with cases or something else?...
by steffi.alexa
Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 225874

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Hi, I'm Steffi. I'm starting to learn Latin and Greek over the summer because I intend to study at least one as a module whilst at uni should I get the grades and get in! I've applied for ancient history, so knowing the languages would be a huge help. I've only studied modern languages before and ha...