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by Wayne Kirk
April 6th, 2012, 11:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Decode No More
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Decode No More

How does a person best move from decoding Greek to reading it? I find myself continually falling into decode mode whenever I encounter unfamiliar passages. I perform mental gymnastics translating Greek to English in my head. I also parse verbs instead of instantly recognizing them. I'm only a little...
by Wayne Kirk
March 31st, 2012, 2:22 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Beginning Linguistics Texts
Replies: 1
Views: 2767

Beginning Linguistics Texts

This may be a bit outside of B-Greek as it doesn't relate specifically to Greek, but I know that there are a number of people on the list with expertise in the area. I would like suggestions on some beginning linguistic books. Feel free to PM your responses as, again, this isn't really a question ab...
by Wayne Kirk
March 29th, 2012, 10:34 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Moulton, Howard, and Turner
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Re: Moulton, Howard, and Turner

Thank you, gentlemen. It sounds as though having the complete set isn't worth spending the extra money to acquire them.
by Wayne Kirk
March 27th, 2012, 8:56 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Moulton, Howard, and Turner
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Moulton, Howard, and Turner

I would appreciate the thoughts of list members on the four volume set by Moulton, Howard, and Turner: A Grammar of New Testament Greek Vol. 1: Prolegomena A Grammar of New Testament Greek Vol. 2: Accidence and Word-Formation A Grammar of New Testament Greek Vol. 3: Syntax A Grammar of New Testament...
by Wayne Kirk
March 23rd, 2012, 8:13 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Smyth vs. Goodwin & Gulick
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Smyth vs. Goodwin & Gulick

It sounds like my decision is an easy one. Thank you for your learned input.
by Wayne Kirk
March 22nd, 2012, 10:13 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Smyth vs. Goodwin & Gulick
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Smyth vs. Goodwin & Gulick

I realize that both Smyth and Goodwin are Attic grammars, but can be helpful for Koine. I see Smyth referred to repeatedly on B-Greek. How does Goodwin compare? Let me pose it this way. If I buy Smyth, is there any reason to purchase Goodwin?
by Wayne Kirk
March 22nd, 2012, 10:44 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: The Learner's Conundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 3959

Re: The Learner's Conundrum

Jonathan has a very good point about "going mainstream". I spent my first ten years as a professional working in I.T. I was an early adopter of all things technical. Beta didn't matter to me. I'd play around with alpha releases. But my users would have been completely frustrated by the experience. S...
by Wayne Kirk
March 22nd, 2012, 9:23 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: The Learner's Conundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 3959

Re: The Learner's Conundrum

Is the community desiring a more communicative approach truly so small? Are we B-Greekers really that far out of the mainstream? Outside of Randall Buth, Christophe Rico, and a few others, are there any serious scholars working on developing fluency curricula? I have to wonder if the reason we don't...
by Wayne Kirk
March 19th, 2012, 1:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Living Language Video Lectures on the Web
Replies: 2
Views: 2147

Living Language Video Lectures on the Web

How can we get there? What funding models make sense? And how do we get more buy-in for a communicative approach for a so-called dead language? ** Moderator note: Split from http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=1095&p=5312#p5312 I didn't want this topic to detract from discussion...
by Wayne Kirk
March 17th, 2012, 10:54 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: 8-WEEK INTENSIVE GREEK AND LATIN SUMMER SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY C
Replies: 3
Views: 4180

Re: 8-WEEK INTENSIVE GREEK AND LATIN SUMMER SCHOOL, UNIVERSI

I'm assuming that these intensives are more akin to traditional classes than to immersion courses of Buth or Rico. Is that indeed the case?

For those of you who have participated, what are your thoughts? I've never been in that sort of environment, but I can imagine my brain would get overloaded.