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by RandallButh
January 13th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The term "grammar-translation method"
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: The term "grammar-translation method"

Yes, those 4 points are benefits of GT, though not unique to GT.

Yes, the "4%" will benefit from CLT. βεβαίως.

On the 4%, I'm not sure that such exist. That is, all people need to use the language in order to learn the language. A lot. Probably a 2000 hours in the language itself. Maybe 3000 hours.
by RandallButh
January 13th, 2020, 4:39 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The term "grammar-translation method"
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: The term "grammar-translation method"

ναί. That is GT, Paul. A guaranteed way to slow down the internalization of French, German, or any other language, and possibly to prevent internalization altogether. (Note the outcome after 20 years teaching GT. By their fruit they are known.) GT "works" when the student finally gets many a month t...
by RandallButh
December 26th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Rough or smooth breathing on hebrew names?
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Rough or smooth breathing on hebrew names?

"Rough and smooth breathings of Hebrew names" is probably above the pay-grade of Greek Professors. So, what do I mean? There are dense complications. Hebrew had two kinds of `ayins, a pharyngeal and a velar voiced fricative, it had two kinds of Het's, a pharyngeal and a velar voiceless fricative. Th...
by RandallButh
December 12th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 1615

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

You might put ὠχρόν "pale" with μήλινον or even left of λευκόν, since it is a bridge between yellow and white. “τὸ δὲ ὠχρὸν γίγνεται λευκοῦ ξανθῷ μειγνυμένου” Platon, Timaeus 68c: [68c] but when these colors are mixed and more completely burned, and black is blended therewith, the result is “violet....
by RandallButh
December 7th, 2019, 3:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 1615

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

I would switch the purple and red bands so that the red is closest to white-black. Then the first two bands would be universal for all languages.
Or you could place white-black at the bottom. Again, the universal base is light~dark~reddish.
by RandallButh
December 7th, 2019, 1:02 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 1615

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

PS: You might want to list the bands as
white-black,
reds,
(blue)-green-yellows,
purples-(blue)
to match Greek descriptions of the rainbow and to capture the generic categorization that red is the first hue to be distinguished universally among languages.
by RandallButh
December 7th, 2019, 12:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 1615

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Your chart is starting to look more on target and ready for simpler tweaks. Ι like using οὐδέτερον forms in order to match χρῶμα. κύανον should be removed because it is the stuff (accusative) rather than the color. You might want to document spellings of κυανοῦν and κυανόν by time periods. θειῶδες i...
by RandallButh
December 6th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 1615

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

I second Michael's suggestion, without having read the references. Color terms are notoriously language/culture specific and related to biology as far as we can tell. There are also universals, for example reddish will be the third color after white/light and black/dark, followed by a greenish categ...
by RandallButh
November 16th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Roman Period Koine pronunciation of ευ in πεπαίδευνται
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Re: Roman Period Koine pronunciation of ευ in πεπαίδευνται

I'm not entirely sure why you find /εβntε/ to not be pronounceable. The voice bilabial fricative isn't obstructing the shift to the aveolar nasal. They're whole separate places of articulation. Say the fricative normally and then simply close off the air flow through your lips by putting your tongu...
by RandallButh
November 15th, 2019, 1:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 31
Views: 3200

Re: New Greek Teacher

βεβαίως. ἤθελον χρήσασθαι τῇ ἑλληνικῇ δραχμῇ ἀντὶ τοῦ Ῥωμαϊκοῦ δηναρίου.

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