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by LeslieD
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Greek to GCSE
Replies: 2
Views: 4351

Re: Greek to GCSE

I know that in the copy I bought, some genius had decided to use a very lightly covered ink to print on white paper - thereby making the text almost invisible. They were going to correct it on the next printing. I don't know if that has happened yet.
by LeslieD
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Greek 1.J
Replies: 5
Views: 2826

Re: Reading Greek 1.J

Take a look at the accent over the η, and then take a look at the vocabulary list for 1J. As the feminine article, η has a rough breathing, but no accent. If you are using Windows with the Polytonic Greek keyboard installed, there are some wierd key combinations you can use to get accents, breathing...
by LeslieD
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Greek JACT Passages
Replies: 18
Views: 9449

Re: Reading Greek JACT Passages

Any English speaker can guess what that means...you shouldn't have too much trouble guessing what ubi means...you are supposed to be able to guess what singularis and pluralis mean. Guess? Or translate? It's all the same to me. Knowing what those few words mean, I wouldn't need to translate Ubi est...
by LeslieD
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Grammar Mistakes
Replies: 10
Views: 7370

Re: Grammar Mistakes

Their exegesis of John 1.1 should tell you all you need to know about a Mormon's knowledge of Greek grammar.
by LeslieD
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Greek JACT Passages
Replies: 18
Views: 9449

Re: Reading Greek JACT Passages

where you can guess the meaning of the words, Surely you're not saying that Orberg's approach enables students to guess the meaning of unfamiliar words not by translating them but by defining or paraphrasing them to themselves in Latin? In Orberg, even the grammatical explanations are in Latin. By ...
by LeslieD
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Greek JACT Passages
Replies: 18
Views: 9449

Re: Reading Greek JACT Passages

If you began learning a brand new language today, especially if its syntax was very different from anything you are used to, I would be surprised if you did not find yourself translating it into English in order to understand it. Are you saying there is an alternative? No I am not saying there is a...
by LeslieD
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Iota Subscripts
Replies: 11
Views: 6494

Re: Iota Subscripts

I certainly don't converse in ancient Greek. When reading I leave the subscript unpronounced.
by LeslieD
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Greek JACT Passages
Replies: 18
Views: 9449

Re: Reading Greek JACT Passages

I think the point he is making is that it is possible to read a foreign language as if it were English in code. Thank you! My point was that nobody actually does that in practice. I'm not sure why the suggestion was ever made that people do. You might not if you are already reasonably fluent in a l...
by LeslieD
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Greek JACT Passages
Replies: 18
Views: 9449

Re: Reading Greek JACT Passages

Should the exercises in Reading Greek by JACT be translated or just plainly read? if you continue to translate, you will never just plainly read Greek. I must confess I don't quite grasp your point there, Markos, but then I've never really seen in practice the clear dichotomy others say they see be...
by LeslieD
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Greek JACT Passages
Replies: 18
Views: 9449

Re: Reading Greek JACT Passages

I make several attempts at reading a passage, until I can do so relatively easily, and then I translate it.
by LeslieD
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Athenaze Level?
Replies: 6
Views: 3568

Re: Athenaze Level?

Once I finish Athenaze (although I'm nowhere near the end), what level of Greek will I be at? I suppose the primary purpose of a first course, even one which places some emphasis on reading, is to familiarise you with the grammar, and to give you enough vocabulary to start extending that vocabulary...
by LeslieD
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: vocabulary size of classical Latin and Attic Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 32861

Re: vocabulary size of classical Latin and Attic Greek

It seems to me that language learners could become discouraged by contemplating the size of their target language's vocabulary. For instance, there are approximately 170,000 entries in the Oxford English Dictionary, and yet I encounter any number of people on the internet, who are not native English...
by LeslieD
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: vowel length
Replies: 12
Views: 6145

Re: vowel length

During my brief time studying classical Greek, I have gotten the impression that there are as many pronunciation schemes as there are websites, CDs and text books to offer them.