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by Seumas Macdonald
November 29th, 2018, 5:27 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: John 1:18 μονογενὴς
Replies: 13
Views: 1597

Re: John 1:18 μονογενὴς

Since Mike has been kind enough to reference my work, I have 2 papers on this, one the direct result of that SBL presentation, currently in the limbo of the "resubmitted" part of "revise and resubmit", focused on all 470 references to μονογενής in Athanasius, Basil, and the two Gregories. The second...
by Seumas Macdonald
August 2nd, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Pronouncing passage references (e.g. Κατά Ιωάννην 1:1-2)
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

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

I have used/heard ἁπὸ and μέχρι for specifying range. Ordinals are preferred but I confess to lapsing to cardinals when my brain can't bring up the right ordinal.
by Seumas Macdonald
April 14th, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Grammatical question about Barnabas 4:9.
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Grammatical question about Barnabas 4:9.

Any article will suffice for using an adjective substantivally. A neuter will either make it a definite 'black thing', or the abstracted quality, 'blackness'. But a gendered pronoun will almost certainly make it personal, and that's what's going on in Barnabas 4:9, ὁ μέλας - the Black One.
by Seumas Macdonald
February 9th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: help with prayer text, please
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: help with prayer text, please

The text does seem odd, I just thought I should add that κἄν is generally crasis for καὶ + ἄν or καὶ + εἰ + ἄν, and the addition of the εἰ might make this more intelligible.
by Seumas Macdonald
January 28th, 2018, 4:45 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: B-Greek as a platform for teachers
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

Re: B-Greek as a platform for teachers

I tend to read B-Greek a lot more than I post, but I thought I'd jump in and say that I did try and run an online group through Dickey's composition book. We got to about ch 6/7 before things fizzled. Two main factors, I suspect. 1) It's a considerable time investment, more than I think most partici...
by Seumas Macdonald
April 6th, 2017, 7:11 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Where Are Your Keys' Universal Speed Curriculum
Replies: 37
Views: 7768

Re: Where Are Your Keys' Universal Speed Curriculum

Ben,

I'm interested in why you went for the participial structure for "the one having the cup", rather than using a dative or a relative pronoun. Not because I think it's necessarily wrong, just the logic of your choice intrigues me.

Seumas
by Seumas Macdonald
March 2nd, 2017, 2:59 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Where Are Your Keys' Universal Speed Curriculum
Replies: 37
Views: 7768

Re: Where Are Your Keys' Universal Speed Curriculum

Personally, I do use sign when working on the fundamentals and find it very helpful. I find it functions effectively as a second non-verbal "layer" over the exchange that really allows students to connect the language with the concrete things going on. I don't sign everything (definitely not "to be"...
by Seumas Macdonald
February 22nd, 2017, 7:00 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Where Are Your Keys' Universal Speed Curriculum
Replies: 37
Views: 7768

Re: Where Are Your Keys' Universal Speed Curriculum

I thought a lot about the question of 'this' versus 'that'. Eventually I settled on using οὗτος for the basic questions. You would use either in English, "What's this? What's that?" At some point you'd want to introduce the distinction between οὗτος and ἐκεῖνος. At that point, I'd use a set-up to cr...
by Seumas Macdonald
February 21st, 2017, 2:59 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Where Are Your Keys' Universal Speed Curriculum
Replies: 37
Views: 7768

Re: Where Are Your Keys' Universal Speed Curriculum

Ben, glad you found the videos useful! I would really like to do more, but I'm not teaching much Greek at the moment at all so that kind of slows down both my own development, and producing videos I found to be a labour and time intensive task. Hopefully life will render me an opportunity to teach s...
by Seumas Macdonald
February 20th, 2017, 2:55 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Where Are Your Keys' Universal Speed Curriculum
Replies: 37
Views: 7768

Re: Where Are Your Keys' Universal Speed Curriculum

For prepositions, I tended to work with static positional ones first. Then movement ones. Abstract prepositions are the hardest (as are all abstractions, really). When you get to "through", it's just a good time to introduce an object through which another one can move through. And I'd just echo Pau...