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by bjk
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: list of false similars
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

list of false similars

There are words that are confusing because they resemble other words, like aute (same and this) or oti (that and whatever). Is there a list of these? If not (I don't imagine there is), maybe we can come up with a good list of these words in greek.
by bjk
Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greek audio links
Replies: 3
Views: 2437

Re: Greek audio links

Nevermind, looks like she has those listed. Anyway, still good stuff . . . seeing Homer performed as a dance song is definitely worth the price of admission.
by bjk
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: best text for going from Attic to Koine
Replies: 1
Views: 949

best text for going from Attic to Koine

For somebody with a solid grounding in Attic greek, what is a good text/pdf for learning to read Koine? I suppose I could just dive in, but wondering if there are any quick tutorials to get me up to speed. I realize this is such a basic question, and has probably been asked a million times, that som...
by bjk
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Text for Learning Greek and Latin in Tandem
Replies: 27
Views: 17096

Re: Text for Learning Greek and Latin in Tandem

http://www.amazon.com/English-Testament-Students-Workbook-Liturgical/dp/B000IFFSKE/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2OP3OMZ8B8RF&colid=1V1VXR9PSGL2P This is a English-Greek-Latin workbook, don't know if it would be useful. I bookmarked it a few years ago with the same idea in mind, learning Greek and ...
by bjk
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: listening to greek to connect sight and sound
Replies: 24
Views: 10780

Re: listening to greek to connect sight and sound

After I listen to some Greek (primarily the Lombardo) I can still hear fragments in my head bouncing around, like the way he pronounces kathaude . . . I think just listening passively to a foreign language makes a big difference. Greek is obviously a dead language, although I remember reading that D...
by bjk
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pamela Draper Iliad I
Replies: 8
Views: 9763

Re: Pamela Draper Iliad I

Thanks for your thoughts. I generally find the old Greek readers like Benner unhelpful . . . I'm not a sixth form A-level candidate, or whatever, and I haven't been studying Greek since I was 12. And there's no harm in too much information, and I don't believe in the eat your vegetables approach to ...
by bjk
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: listening to greek to connect sight and sound
Replies: 24
Views: 10780

listening to greek to connect sight and sound

I've been trying to learn Greek for some time and not having much success. I haven't had much trouble learning German and French, and I've wondered what the difference is . . . Greek is a syntactically complicated language, but much of the problem is just relearning the same vocabulary over and over...
by bjk
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pamela Draper Iliad I
Replies: 8
Views: 9763

Pamela Draper Iliad I

I haven't seen much discussion here of the Iliad I by Pamela Draper. Much more effective learning tool than Pharr, in my opinion. You do need to learn Attic Greek first, but for learning Homer it's much easier to use. Has anyone else tried this, either in place of Pharr or in addition to Pharr?