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by daveburt
January 14th, 2018, 4:52 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

Yes, morphology doesn't match phonology perfectly. καινος and κενος have a Levenshtein distance of 2 but phonologically identical (in imperial/modern); then ἑνος is a 'minimal pair' with both of them phonologically, but 3 edits from καινος. To get the result Jonathan originally set out for, one woul...
by daveburt
January 12th, 2018, 10:20 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

That is pretty cool. These pairs seem wrong for different reasons: ברא בוא ζάω ζέω The first pair differs by more than one sound ('bara'/'bore'/'bora' vs. 'bo' -- I think it's still a consistent list, just not phonological). The second pair don't seem to be real, inflected words at all, and the real...
by daveburt
January 11th, 2018, 6:33 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

Randall Buth's Living Koine Greek course does this to introduce the alphabet. It begins with a set of words which only have one sound, so every pair of them differs by a single sound. e.g. α, ου, αι, οι, η; and I think it does what you're asking for, but presumably it's copyright.
by daveburt
January 7th, 2018, 6:14 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Question on Mt. 7:22
Replies: 28
Views: 886

Re: Question on Mt. 7:22

Concerning kai. Yes, ουδε is better: "We did not prophesy... nor cast out... nor perform..." However, kai may also be translated (and often is) as "also". Maybe even "as well". Or, kai may be substituted by a comma. Yes, ουδε is better, but does it definitely decide for the traditional translation?...
by daveburt
January 4th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ζῶ ἐν πίστει, ἐκ πίστεως ζήσεται
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: ζῶ ἐν πίστει, ἐκ πίστεως ζήσεται

One reason for the word choice will be quotation: at least three of those verses seem to be quoting the Habbakuk 2:4b from the LXX:
ὁ δὲ δίκαιος ἐκ πίστεώς μου ζήσεται.
(Credit: I think I got this from Devotions on the Greek New Testament edited by J. Scott Duvall , Verlyn Verbrugge)
by daveburt
December 28th, 2017, 6:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What book next?
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: What book next?

I third Thessalonians and suggest Matthew, Mark and Revelation. I make Acts harder, though it might be less so after becoming comfortable with Luke. I made some charts including how much vocab of what frequencies are present in each book here: https://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t...
by daveburt
December 15th, 2017, 9:35 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?

Here are some more stats, which I think give a more sensitive view of the issue. For the second two tables, I've assumed proper nouns don't need to be learned. Duff provides the first 600 or so most-frequent words, down to 30 occurrences. http://dave.burt.id.au/greek/graded_gnt/GNT%20readability%20a...
by daveburt
December 13th, 2017, 5:25 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

Mike, from the same Epictetus example, wouldn't you also have to say the same about ζῷον? 'A man is an animal' or 'humanity are animals'; so 'ζῷον: animal, animals'; then do we need to add the collective/abstract to every word? 'καθέδρα: chair; chairkind', etc? It seems to me the word just means 'pe...
by daveburt
December 12th, 2017, 9:58 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: CNTR Greek Character Utility
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: CNTR Greek Character Utility

It should be trivial to turn it into a command-line tool using Node JS as an interpreter.
by daveburt
December 11th, 2017, 6:30 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

Bill Mounce's current gloss for ἄνθρωπος includes 'humankind, people' as one of the options, but he is reconsidering it.

Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general? (Dr. Mounce's blog post asking the question is here.)