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by RandallButh
September 9th, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: BLC Living Koine Greek - word count?
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: BLC Living Koine Greek - word count?

I am tempted to attempt a very basic CI based audio course based on the work that you (Randall Buth) have done. Just a head's up: It takes a lot of work to get the Greek idiomatic and correct. There are people trying to do this, some are reliable, others not. But it takes quite a bit of background ...
by RandallButh
September 5th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: BLC Living Koine Greek - word count?
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: BLC Living Koine Greek - word count?

Hello all! I've just embarked on my journey to learning Greek. I've had a few false starts trying to learn both Attic and Koine in the past. This time, I did a lot of research before starting. I have settled on Randall Buth's Living Koine Greek course. I purchased the entire set from here: https://...
by RandallButh
September 1st, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Confused about case endings for φῶς
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Confused about case endings for φῶς

Jesse, if it helps you, remember what little kids heard and what they learned and used: τὸ φῶς . . . καὶ τοῦ φωτός. They learned the forms and when it was the right time to use them. This follows the Universal Grammar Rule Number 1: "We do it like that, because that is the way they do it." [/b] PS: ...
by RandallButh
August 17th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 75
Views: 12074

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

The parade is a poor analogy if it misses the point. Are the end points and the whole in view (perfective) or not (imperfective)? Whether accomplished from a helicopter or bleacher is a distraction and irrelevant. Again, this shows how metaphor/picture can mislead and trip people up if not careful.
by RandallButh
August 17th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 75
Views: 12074

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

From earlier up above, That said, this quote may slowly be getting closer to the point. If "yonder, there" are spatial (which I'm happy to accept) and that the meaning of them is carried by an augment/prefix/suffix what have you, This already starts to skew the point. When the particle was an adverb...
by RandallButh
August 17th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 93
Views: 36632

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

RandallButh wrote: ↑August 17th, 2019, 6:53 pm An interesting typo ... thinking boró. Amazing. Perhaps you will help someone reconstruct the pronunciation a couple thousand years from now. ;) And one must include mechanical keyboards. a person gets used to "ω" for "ν" because of the English "v". Sa...
by RandallButh
August 17th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 93
Views: 36632

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

An interesting typo βρορώ for βπορώ >  μπορώ. who would guess what the unconscious mind can do. Avoiding a graphic English p, but while typing Greek and thinking boró. Amazing. Meanwhile, I think that the semantic development from Koine is considerable although directly connected. As I said, this is...
by RandallButh
August 17th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 93
Views: 36632

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

Randall, I have looked into IBLT at the commendation of Scott McQuinn. I am very impressed by it, Θεός μαζί σας! Then you will know why the school/center needs to be in Israel rather than Athens. To become fluent in Hebrew, all dialects and periods, there is no more efficient place than Israel. How...
by RandallButh
August 17th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 75
Views: 12074

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

D-- your question shows scholars getting entrapped/mixed up in the domain of their metaphors. For Peter Gentry, he was saying that the roots of the morphological ε- augment came from an adverbial marker that was associated with 'farther away, over there'. So far, so good. However, when applied to ve...
by RandallButh
August 16th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 93
Views: 36632

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

As one predominantly interested in Biblical Studies, I share your conviction about Hebrew. Then you will know why the school/center needs to be in Israel rather than Athens. To become fluent in Hebrew, all dialects and periods, there is no more efficient place than Israel. However, to become fluent...

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