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by Jesse Goulet
June 7th, 2014, 9:42 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Vocabulary Pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

Re: Vocabulary Pictures

So my question is, can image-based vocabulary study incorporate abstract concept and non-concrete words? I've been using Google image search for this kind of thing. The trick seems to be to combine the abstract word with a concrete one. For instance, "hope" is hard to picture, so a Google image sea...
by Jesse Goulet
June 7th, 2014, 9:37 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Vocabulary Pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

Re: Vocabulary Pictures

Jesse, I applaud you for wanting to avoid English glosses when working with new Greek vocabulary. It probably can't always be avoided, though. For some abstract words pictures can work, if carefully chosen. For others, perhaps not. One thing that probably also would help is using short simple Greek...
by Jesse Goulet
June 7th, 2014, 9:35 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Vocabulary Pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

Re: Vocabulary Pictures

The problem is that, like learning glosses, the semantic range is still going to be different. When I see a fox I still only think of an animal and perhaps "cunning/sly" but there are no connotations of "destructive" which is part of the idiomatic range of ἀλώπηξ. A very good point. I think the goa...
by Jesse Goulet
June 5th, 2014, 10:37 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Vocabulary Pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

Vocabulary Pictures

Using my flashcard program, I'm about to begin creating a flashcard deck that is based on images, where the goal is to identify the image using the Greek word, as opposed to identifying the Greek word with the English gloss. I begun studying some French and have an app on my iPhone and iPad of basic...
by Jesse Goulet
May 18th, 2014, 1:15 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Contemporary lexicons
Replies: 13
Views: 1518

Contemporary lexicons

What lexicons are out there for those wanting to learn vocabulary outside of the New Testament?
by Jesse Goulet
April 27th, 2014, 9:54 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Determining the root of a word group
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

Re: Determining the root of a word group

Thomas A. Robinson's Mastering Greek Vocabulary lists vocabulary according to cognate roots. The roots for the "holy/sacred" group are ἁγι and ἁγν.
by Jesse Goulet
April 13th, 2014, 10:23 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Martin Luther on Hebrew and Greek
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: Martin Luther on Hebrew and Greek

I'm in the middle of reading this article which also deals with Luther and other infamous theologians on the use of biblical languages: http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios ... d_historic
by Jesse Goulet
April 8th, 2014, 10:01 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The Ideal Biblical Greek Program
Replies: 2
Views: 1213

The Ideal Biblical Greek Program

Let's assume you had control of the full cycle of Greek classes at a university or seminary, covering the Intro to Greek I and II, intermediate I and II, and advanced Greek I and II. If we lived in the ideal world and attended the ideal school with the ideal Greek curriculum, what would those classe...
by Jesse Goulet
March 8th, 2014, 7:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: The perceived authority, role and difficulty of Greek
Replies: 29
Views: 2841

Re: The perceived authority, role and difficulty of Greek

My struggle with my Greek courses was that there was too much to cover in 3 hour per week courses, with about 10 translation sentences (didn't help that the answer booklet that goes with our textbook was not proofread before being published), and a handout sheet with a few basic questions drawn up b...
by Jesse Goulet
November 29th, 2013, 5:56 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: other gamma nasals
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

other gamma nasals

I'm well aware that gamma nasals occur when a gamma is followed by another gamma, or a kappa, chi, or xi. But when about instances such as the kappa-chi in words such as ἐκχέω? Is the kappa in this word pronounced as a gamma nasal?