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by Paul-Nitz
April 25th, 2012, 11:53 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Decode No More: Gestures
Replies: 8
Views: 3362

Re: Decode No More

Susan, Your interest is really encouraging. I would love to do some beginner videos to demontrate this more. I'll try. But I really don't have any special knowledge or ability to use gestures. I don't think there's any great trick. Just do it. Make it up as you go. You'll likely say to yourself, thi...
by Paul-Nitz
April 22nd, 2012, 9:16 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Usefulness of Koine Greek for Modern Greek
Replies: 6
Views: 2336

Re: Stephen Carlson

It's surprising how much one can communicate just with hand and body motions while rote memory of texts is admirable... it does not have the same effect on automaticity (fluency) in language learning. But, gestures can hugely improve rote memory as a method of internalizing language. It is so simpl...
by Paul-Nitz
April 22nd, 2012, 9:03 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Word Order: [1Tim4:6]
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: Word Order: [1Tim4:6]

Iver, THANK YOU. Your article is wonderful. I have a better picture of the significance of word order than ever before. http://sil.academia.edu/IverLarsen/Papers/769842/Word_order_and_relative_prominence_in_New_Testament_Greek After fighting my way through some of Levisohn, a metaphor struck me. An ...
by Paul-Nitz
April 20th, 2012, 9:19 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Decode No More: Gestures
Replies: 8
Views: 3362

Decode No More: Gestures

Split from "Decode No More", since it seems to be turning into a topic of its own. -- Jonathan Wayne, I have the same problem. The "critical mind" (left brain) needs to shut down and it doesn't want to. In addition to repeated reading with intentional expression (mentioned by Jeffrey), I'd suggest ...
by Paul-Nitz
April 20th, 2012, 2:22 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Word Order: [1Tim4:6]
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: Word Order: [1Tim4:6]

Stephen Carlson wrote:the basic template for a Greek sentence is:
(Topical Frame/Setting/Theme) # (Switch Topic) (Narrow Focus) Verb (Remainder) # (Tail)
Do you know of a web resource that explains the above?
Does Funk explain default word order (that is, ordering of the thoughts)?
by Paul-Nitz
April 5th, 2012, 9:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bible Story in Pictures in Koine
Replies: 6
Views: 2695

Re: Bible Story in Pictures in Koine

Eeli, I appreciate your comments. You're right, of course. But in the meantime, this Bible story book would be relatively easy to produce and still useful. I can imagine a Greek student getting a bit more out of reading this illustrated book and having more fun doing it. You gave a link to one of Mc...
by Paul-Nitz
April 5th, 2012, 6:04 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bible Story in Pictures in Koine
Replies: 6
Views: 2695

Bible Story in Pictures in Koine

How about a comic book of NT stories in Koine? It may soon become a reality. My friends at Multi-language Publications (WELS) have taken William F. Beck's "Bible Stories in Pictures" and inserted a number of different languages into the speech bubbles. All the text is straight from the Bible. I ask...
by Paul-Nitz
March 28th, 2012, 7:40 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Sequence of complexity
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Sequence of complexity

The list you provided is interesting and could be helpful, but it's very general, isn't it? I've been looking at a related subject in second language acquisition material, the "natural order" of learning grammar (or "acquisition order"). The idea is that in any language, there is a predictable progr...
by Paul-Nitz
March 17th, 2012, 5:42 am
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: Word order in Koine composition
Replies: 6
Views: 5773

Re: Word order in Koine composition

I'm looking for a resource that will help me compose Koine Greek with acceptable word order. I'm interested in learning word order, too. I did a little research. Funk's grammar seems like the best, free place to go to learn more about word order: http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/project/funk-grammar/p...
by Paul-Nitz
March 14th, 2012, 10:03 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: "Method 3" A New Way to Learn and Improve your Greek
Replies: 18
Views: 2957

Re: "Method 3" A New Way to Learn and Improve your Greek

If you can read level 1, but you cannot, after going back and forth between the levels a few times, grasp the basic structure and meaning of the unadapted sentence, then Method 3 does not work. Well, let's not be absolute! The first two samples worked well for me. This one...? Eeesh! I spent an hou...