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by Devenios Doulenios
October 5th, 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Imperatives and encouragement
Replies: 17
Views: 464

Re: Imperatives and encouragement

If it helps any, Matthew, I found your examples and explanations clear and helpful. I am not as well read in current linguistic theory that is applicable to Greek as I would like. I have read a little in lexical semantics (Silva) and discourse theory. I would like to look at additional Greek example...
by Devenios Doulenios
August 3rd, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Pronouncing passage references (e.g. Κατά Ιωάννην 1:1-2)
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Pronouncing passage references (e.g. Κατά Ιωάννην 1:1-2)

Honestly, I don't know. The recordings he did only cited the chapter number, not a range of verses. They are the ones he had on his site some time back (LetsreadGreek.org; the site is now defunct. He has a .com site now with the same name, but I don't see the Psalm files on it.). I'd be interested t...
by Devenios Doulenios
August 3rd, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 1782

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

I would agree with Stirling's advice about writing notes on the Greek by hand. (You can always type them later also.) Another option is learning by heart passages that are meaningful to you, whether in the Greek Bible or in other authors. Writing these out by hand several times helps, as well as rec...
by Devenios Doulenios
August 3rd, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 1782

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

Reading out loud certainly helps. Another great help is to get and listen to audio of the passages you want to read. Listen to a chapter several times and then read the text form. Then listen again while reading the text form. If you go to the Resources page of my blog, Let Ancient Voices Speak, htt...
by Devenios Doulenios
August 3rd, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Pronouncing passage references (e.g. Κατά Ιωάννην 1:1-2)
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Pronouncing passage references (e.g. Κατά Ιωάννην 1:1-2)

Our own Louis Sorenson used the cardinals in his recordings of selected Psalms, e.g., Ψαμος εις, Ψαλμοσ εις και εικοσι.
by Devenios Doulenios
August 3rd, 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Pronouncing passage references (e.g. Κατά Ιωάννην 1:1-2)
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Pronouncing passage references (e.g. Κατά Ιωάννην 1:1-2)

The Koine NT recordings available on Bible.is (by the Greek Bible Society) use the ordinals for the chapter numbers. The speaker is a native Greek. However, I don't see why you couldn't use the cardinals.
by Devenios Doulenios
July 28th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Perseus Scaife Viewer
Replies: 20
Views: 1908

Re: Perseus Scaife Viewer

I don't see that parallel control. I see the link to the Scaife Viewer home page, then Browse Library and Text Search to the right of the link. On the far right, I see Log In and Sign Up. What am I missing here?
by Devenios Doulenios
July 28th, 2018, 6:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Perseus Scaife Viewer
Replies: 20
Views: 1908

Re: Perseus Scaife Viewer

Good news! After updating to Mac OS X 10.12.6, Safari now runs the Scaife Viewer correctly. Will have to check out the parallel text function you mentioned. Do you know if it can do a Greek-Latin parallel where the text exists in both languages?
by Devenios Doulenios
July 10th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Life after a basic grammar
Replies: 20
Views: 3327

Re: Life after a basic grammar

I second what Drs. Shirley and Randall said about speaking Greek to yourself (including reading aloud, which can count as speaking). A fun way of doing this is by speaking to your pet if you have one. You can say things like: ιδου υδωρ ζων σου (Here's your fresh water), ιδου ο βροματος σου (Here's y...
by Devenios Doulenios
June 19th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Online Texts (Byzantine Majority; Westcott-Hort)
Replies: 36
Views: 4408

Re: Online Texts (Byzantine Majority; Westcott-Hort)

Yes, it is fine to read other Bible versions. I am making my own, in fact (Here's a link to my post here about my blog, where you will find it in the near future: [http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4427 ). When I'm reading devotionally, not for teachng or preaching, I tend not...