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by easternugget
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Justin Martyr's First Apology
Replies: 2
Views: 4383

Re: Justin Martyr's First Apology

Sweet. I have never heard of the coronis. That is interesting.
by easternugget
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Justin Martyr's First Apology
Replies: 2
Views: 4383

Justin Martyr's First Apology

I am not entirely sure how the numbering system works but in the second paragraph in PG there is the word ταληθες. Above the alpha there is a mark, but I can't discern what it is. There is also a grave over the epsilon. I would suspect an acute, but it doesn't really look like one, so I am maybe won...
by easternugget
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Technologizing Digital Foreigners
Replies: 9
Views: 3149

Re: Technologizing Digital Foreigners

I have had to do the same sort of thing with my grandparents and the DVD player. I really wonder what it will be like when we get old and there are fancy new technologies which we have never used. I don't really have any advice, except for extremely detailed steps taped somewhere so they don't lose ...
by easternugget
Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Order of cases?
Replies: 36
Views: 29583

Re: Order of cases?

Though not cases, in my Hebrew class, we conjugate verbs started with the 3 masculine singular going to the 1st common singular then jump over to the plural 3rd person down to the 1st common plural. It really threw me off for a while after having Greek paradigms drilled in my head. But I also rememb...
by easternugget
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Passive MI verb
Replies: 19
Views: 5650

Re: Passive MI verb

Just to clarify, the future passive is doing the same thing as the aorist passive.

θε (stem [or is this a root?]) + θησ (tense formative) + ομαι (connecting vowel and ending)

which deaspirates to τεθησομαι.
by easternugget
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 19131

Re: What's everyone reading?

The gospel according to John, 1 John and Revelation are fairly easy to read. The other three gospels are quite easy as well because they are mostly narrative. I agree wholeheartedly with John, 1 John and Revelation. We read Revelation in one of my Advanced Greek classes (we were reading rather than...
by easternugget
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 19131

Re: What's everyone reading?

εν ελπιδι της ζωης I am reading Dostoyesvky's The Idiot, which has been good so far. I really liked Brothers Karamazov. I am also working through Xenophon's Anabasis to hopefully help transition from NT Koine with which I am pretty comfortable to some Classical. That has been pretty good as well, an...
by easternugget
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Greek NT primer
Replies: 5
Views: 5042

Re: Greek NT primer

First, someone who knows Koine better will have to verify for me that a bare dative can be used in the benefactive sense. I might be tempted to use a preposition here. I don't know which is more common, with or without preposition but both occur. Case without preposition is definitely not as common...
by easternugget
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek
Replies: 34
Views: 20724

Re: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek

And I must admit that I prefer the language I feel most confortable with and fluent in, which for me definitely means English. I think because I am most comfortable and fluent in English, I see only the flaws and miss any of its own beauty. Because I am not as comfortable with Greek, I see how it f...
by easternugget
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek
Replies: 34
Views: 20724

Re: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek

Nonsense. A language like English is like a violin; it can be used to make the most beautiful music, or horrific screeching sounds. It all depends on who plays it. True, too bad most users of English (myself included) are more apt to take their violin and smash it against the ground. :D Actually, I...
by easternugget
Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek
Replies: 34
Views: 20724

Re: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek

If only Greek was a woman...I might actually have a chance :D

Though I am glad English isn't a woman. Boy, she would be UGLY! :shock:
by easternugget
Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: New Book on Verbal Aspect
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Actually, I think that review is for another one of Campbell's books, one that is more in depth. The book I have is not as technical as the review sounded. Basics is well...basic. However, the author is still the same.
by easternugget
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: New Book on Verbal Aspect
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

New Book on Verbal Aspect

Have any of you seen the new book, Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek by Constantine Campbell? I hadn't heard of the the author before, but I got it, and I have enjoyed the first few chapters. So far he has explained why verbal aspect is important, the history of advances made in the study of...
by easternugget
Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Pankration fighting and Greek language
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Could you post some of these names of moves to those of us who love Greek but haven't done any martial arts?
by easternugget
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hebrew
Replies: 28
Views: 8674

I just started Biblical Hebrew. We are using Page Kelley's Grammar, but I have heard that a combination of Pratico's and Van Pelt's Basics of Biblical Hebrew and Weingreen's Grammar (which I guess is the standard and the other Hebrew teacher uses so I am not sure why we aren't using it) is a really ...
by easternugget
Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latin as the Official Language of the European Union
Replies: 14
Views: 8185

Hold on now. Latin can have Europe but Ancient Greek claims the United States :-).
by easternugget
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Once Upon A Time
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

Once Upon A Time

What did the Greeks use that would equate to the phrase "Once Upon A Time?" All good stories (and probably many bad ones) have to begin with this phrase.

πολλοι βιβλοι ειη υμιν και πολλαι ω?αι αναγινωσκειν
by easternugget
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: finished with the basics
Replies: 3
Views: 4018

Get Zondervan's Reader's Greek NT. It has all vocab under 30x footnoted. I use it for reading and I pick up vocab as I see things repeatedly and in context. It has a font that requires getting used to and the footnotes are in a big paragraph, but you can get it for $20. UBS has an amazing Reader's N...
by easternugget
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: help with pronounciation.
Replies: 6
Views: 2661

Close your lips like you are about to say a B but set your tongue like it is about to say a D (behind my top teeth is where my tongue is) and articulate the two in a quick succession. Sort of also like the way I say I might say "butter" really fast (The two T's are turned into D's when I do that and...
by easternugget
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Typing
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

I am the opposite. I find typing more permanent in my mind than handwriting. I can think better when I handwrite things so I often like to start papers writing it out by hand, but typing is faster.
by easternugget
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: English Grammar Question
Replies: 62
Views: 15759

Do you have a reference that would support that position? Though not actual research, just the other day, my roommate and I were chatting online, and he told me I sounded wrong and unnatural because I tend not to use contractions when I type/write (thanks to many papers). So people sometimes do con...
by easternugget
Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: reader vs. gnt
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

1 John is a great easy read and then so is the Gospel of John. Once you get some of the vocab down, John goes by pretty smoothly. Actually, just before I got on here, I read a little 1 John and I can read it pretty well (I have studied Greek 2 1/2 years). Next semester, we are going to read through ...
by easternugget
Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 1 peter 1:1
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

They are all Genitive Feminine Singulars
by easternugget
Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: gnt
Replies: 6
Views: 1949

The Textual Commentary by Metzger is a separate book.
by easternugget
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: gnt
Replies: 6
Views: 1949

I believe the NA27 has a detailed apparatus. It points out smaller differences. The UBS4 tends to leave out places where articles were inserted or dropped. NA27 tends to include everything. I have a NA27 that I really like and my professor highly recommends it for textual criticism. However, the UBS...
by easternugget
Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: SBL 2007 Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 2973

A decent amount of my professors are going which has opened the opportunity for me to teach a couple Beginner Greek classes. I am pretty excited.
by easternugget
Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sci-Fi Fans -- Need Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 5585

I just started Gene Wolfe's the Book of the New Sun. It is amazing. It could easily jump to one of my favorite sci-fi books.
by easternugget
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sci-Fi Fans -- Need Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 5585

I highly recommend Dune. I really enjoyed the intrigue that took place in that book. It is amazing. I haven't read any of the Sequels yet, though so I can't comment on those. I second Kopio's Nine Princes of Amber. I also recommend Stephen Donaldson's Thomas Covenent Series. I forget what book it be...
by easternugget
Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Non-Being and Not
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Non-Being and Not

Today during my History of Philosophy class, my professor was talking about Parmenides and his view of non-being. It was said that Parmenides used the term ο?κ ὄν and this was to mean absolute non-being, the ο?κ meaning absolutely not. Plato later counters this by making the phrase μη ὄν, relative n...
by easternugget
Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What are you passionate about?
Replies: 11
Views: 3419

Reading, Computer Games (Role-playing and strategy in particular (anyone ever play Rome-Total War or its mod Europa Barbarorum? The soldiers yell out Greek and Latin commands in the latter; it is pretty cool)), and though I haven't done it for a while, Juggling. The Bible is a major part of who I am...
by easternugget
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm so excited
Replies: 24
Views: 7255

in my third year of greek we did 1 Peter
We did 1 Peter in the second semester of my second year. That was a lot of fun. We had to write an exegetical paper on 1 Peter 5:1-5. Good times.
by easternugget
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm so excited
Replies: 24
Views: 7255

WTF is it with you people; voting yes?! But when I get to take another semester of Greek and philosophy, why wouldn't I be excited? I am starting my third year of Koine Greek (i think we are doing 2 Peter), and I also have an Ethics class, an Apologetics class, Christian Doctrine and History of Phi...
by easternugget
Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Greetings, Lost Cause!
I am currently majoring in Biblical Languages and want to teach it eventually, also. Greek is an great language. There is a lot of interesting things here. Enjoy yourself.
by easternugget
Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:41 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Thesaurus
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

As for a thesaurus, your best bet may be one of the old English-Greek dictionaries used for composition. Many exist: you can see Woodhouse online here I actually thought of that later, but sometimes that Woodhouse dictionary can be confusing and a mire to wade through. It is hard to tell which word...
by easternugget
Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Thesaurus
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Thesaurus

Is there such a thing as a Greek thesaurus? I always find my self wondering if two words are synonyms or if it is just my English connotations with their translations that make it seem that way.
by easternugget
Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What'cha Reading??
Replies: 24
Views: 6141

Are you talking about the second Thomas Covenant series? This is the first of his works that I've read...so far I'm enjoying it. Sadly, I haven't read the second Thomas Covenant series. The series I am talking about I believe is called The Gap series. It is set in space with space pirates, aliens, ...
by easternugget
Sat Dec 23, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What'cha Reading??
Replies: 24
Views: 6141

Kopio, The Thomas Covenant series is amazing. I read that a while ago and enjoyed it. Stephen Donaldson has another series out that is quite a bit more sick and not as good but still interesting. I am currently reading "Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World" by Nicholas Ostler. I have...
by easternugget
Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do you brag about knowing Greek or Latin?
Replies: 17
Views: 4939

Bert, what does this person do that is so annoying? because i fear it might be something i do...i usually try not to tell everyone but usually people tell for me. Last year I won this Greek award at school and my classmates make sure no one forgets it. However, arguing can be fun so during class, th...
by easternugget
Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Apostolic Bible, an answer to my earlier question?
Replies: 14
Views: 4204

I am also curious about something else. I have read a lot that the Latin 'v' is more of a 'w' sound. If that is true, how does that mean that the β was pronounced 'vita'?
by easternugget
Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Apostolic Bible, an answer to my earlier question?
Replies: 14
Views: 4204

I am curious of what you guys think about this:
http://www.biblicalgreek.org/links/pronunciation.php
Would this be a good way to pronounce NT Koine? I wish I knew more Linguistics... or had a time machine....