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by TimNelson
December 13th, 2014, 4:29 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: New Testament Greek Vocabulary Assessment
Replies: 27
Views: 7293

Re: New Testament Greek Vocabulary Assessment

Tim Nelson egrrapsed The best language teacher I ever had .. I agree with this point heartily, more than some may expect. There are some significant points that should be made explicit. Amusingly, it was from the lips of this teacher that I also first heard the name "Randall Buth" :). I don't know ...
by TimNelson
December 13th, 2014, 12:08 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: New Testament Greek Vocabulary Assessment
Replies: 27
Views: 7293

Re: New Testament Greek Vocabulary Assessment

If I had known the changes that I would have attempted later, I probably would have put more effort into memorising by sight than by ear. But really, memorising by ear is easier (as is understanding texts in dialect). I have a friend who struggled with Greek classes, and he would strongly agree wit...
by TimNelson
December 13th, 2014, 12:06 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: New Testament Greek Vocabulary Assessment
Replies: 27
Views: 7293

Re: New Testament Greek Vocabulary Assessment

Set phrases are regularly introduced to students in the early phases of their language acquisition. Sadly, I haven't seen much evidence of this in beginning Greek textbooks or classes. Agreed in general. Mounce had a little, Wenham none. I just got Anne Mahoney's reprint of Rouse's grammar (I'm sti...
by TimNelson
December 11th, 2014, 12:34 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: New Testament Greek Vocabulary Assessment
Replies: 27
Views: 7293

Re: New Testament Greek Vocabulary Assessment

Another way that I would recommend but wasn't able to do at that time for lack of resources, it to memorise (by rote in context) all the words for a particular topic or situation, eg fishing words from all the fishing contexts. That type of learning allows a student to be completely free from the b...
by TimNelson
December 10th, 2014, 4:14 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Computer Aided Language Learning - Principal Parts
Replies: 20
Views: 3235

Re: Computer Aided Language Learning - Principal Parts

While we're on learning processes, I'd like to comment a little on my own learning process, particularly in regard to principal parts. I first learned Greek under Wenham's textbook. The point at which I gave up learning principal parts was the chapter on the Aorist. Wenham basically said "by the way...
by TimNelson
December 6th, 2014, 6:39 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Morphology with Cascading Stylesheets (CSS)
Replies: 19
Views: 4114

Re: Morphology with Cascading Stylesheets (CSS)

What part of εἶπον can be colored to indicate that it is aorist? I should clarify. Jonathan is using a colour-scheme to indicate aorists. I'm simply advocating that he colour eg. the o in εἶπον with his aorist colours . I agree that's the odd one out, being a suppletive, but I still think it can be...
by TimNelson
December 5th, 2014, 11:49 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Morphology with Cascading Stylesheets (CSS)
Replies: 19
Views: 4114

Re: Morphology with Cascading Stylesheets (CSS)

Obviously, it would be better if everyone simply knew all verb forms and were always sensitive to the way verbs are used to create a narrative. But to get people there, I think it's best to create tools that do not interfere with paying attention to the Greek text per se, stumbling over the morphol...
by TimNelson
December 3rd, 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: New website with ancient Greek works: TextCritical.net
Replies: 14
Views: 5618

Re: New website with ancient Greek works: TextCritical.net

Regarding the glosses, I suspect Nigel is asking "whence cometh the database". Also, it might be useful to be able to annotate a work with all words that occur less than eg. 10 times in *another* work. For example, suppose I know all words that occur more than 10x in the New Testament (alas, I'm no...
by TimNelson
December 3rd, 2014, 1:01 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: XQuery, CSS, and XML Syntax Trees
Replies: 4
Views: 1713

Re: XQuery, CSS, and XML Syntax Trees

On a related topic, do you have a recommendation as to what XML-related software to use for querying and writing XML? I'm interested in the "writing" aspect because this would allow a query to be made which would determine lexical information, and then that lexical information could be stored with a...
by TimNelson
December 2nd, 2014, 9:30 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: New website with ancient Greek works: TextCritical.net
Replies: 14
Views: 5618

Re: New website with ancient Greek works: TextCritical.net

Regarding the glosses, I suspect Nigel is asking "whence cometh the database". Also, it might be useful to be able to annotate a work with all words that occur less than eg. 10 times in *another* work. For example, suppose I know all words that occur more than 10x in the New Testament (alas, I'm not...

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