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by Wayne Kirk
March 17th, 2012, 10:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Beginning Greek Video Lectures on the Web
Replies: 6
Views: 3140

Re: Beginning Greek Video Lectures on the Web

Peter,

I only spent a few minutes browsing the videos. I also located similar lectures by Bill Mounce over his text at http://www.teknia.com/newtestamentgreek1.
by Wayne Kirk
March 16th, 2012, 7:10 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Beginning Greek Video Lectures on the Web
Replies: 6
Views: 3140

Beginning Greek Video Lectures on the Web

For those who are just beginning their study of Greek and especially those using David Black's primer, there is a web site that you might find useful. The link is http://thebible.net/video/greek/ . It consists of 35 prerecorded lectures on NT Greek and appears to walk through Black's text. I don't k...
by Wayne Kirk
March 14th, 2012, 10:28 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Metalanguage: pedagogical nuisance or necessity?
Replies: 14
Views: 6134

Re: Metalanguage: pedagogical nuisance or necessity?

Randall, I do get excited by the possibilities of true fluency in ancient Greek. I also believe what you say about the efficiency of the methods you employ. My question is how does someone maintain and continue to grow in fluency? For example, if a person participates in one of your immersion course...
by Wayne Kirk
March 12th, 2012, 4:41 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Didache, in Greek, on Youtube
Replies: 1
Views: 873

Re: Didache, in Greek, on Youtube

I'm thankful for members like Nikolaos, Mark Lightman, Louis Sorenson, and others who take the time to record materials like this for the benefit of others. Perhaps I'm wrong, but it seems that colleges and universities are turning out fewer and fewer Classics majors. I've also witnessed first hand ...
by Wayne Kirk
March 11th, 2012, 10:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Greek Composition
Replies: 12
Views: 7401

Re: Greek Composition

I would consider the English-to-Greek exercises, which seem quite common for beginning students, as preparatory for later composition. To me, I would think of composition as - write a letter to a friend detailing your vacation, write a review of a play you've watched, etc. By what I'm hearing, true ...
by Wayne Kirk
March 11th, 2012, 8:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Greek Composition
Replies: 12
Views: 7401

Re: Greek Composition

So is learner early in their studies (first or second year) better off focusing on reading than doing composition? I've seen that a lot of the primers have English to Greek exercises. Are these ineffectual?
by Wayne Kirk
March 8th, 2012, 11:18 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Pronunciation of Consecutive Identical Vowel Sounds
Replies: 8
Views: 6682

Re: Pronunciation of Consecutive Identical Vowel Sounds

Jesse, The phenomenon of consecutive beginning-ending vowel sounds is an oddity in a language otherwise concerned with euphony. I too have began using Randall Buth's pronunciation. Whenever I've encountered the vowel issue, I insert a short pause. It does break the cadence of speech, but at least I ...
by Wayne Kirk
March 7th, 2012, 10:40 pm
Forum: Reading Guides
Topic: A Greek Morphology
Replies: 0
Views: 2456

A Greek Morphology

For those of you who might be interested, Randall Buth has a new work available, A Greek Morphology . It can be found at the Biblical Language Center web site - http://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/books-products/koine-greek/. I haven't ordered it yet, but probably will. If anyone ends up purchasin...
by Wayne Kirk
March 4th, 2012, 12:59 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Handy GNT for travelling
Replies: 18
Views: 8118

Re: Handy GNT for travelling

I appreciate the update, Jonathan. You just made my decision for me. I'll be ordering the larger edition. Thank you as well, Mark, for the Youtube video.

Kindly,

Wayne Kirk
by Wayne Kirk
February 28th, 2012, 5:04 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 93
Views: 40220

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

Jonathan,

I wondered the same thing at some point in my studies. Someone much more familiar with Modern Greek than I will have to chime in, but I would suppose that it comes down to just how different the two are.

Kindly,

Wayne Kirk

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