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by Stephen Hughes
October 1st, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Finding Audio Files With Greek-English Reading of the Bible
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Finding Audio Files With Greek-English Reading of the Bible

If anybody is at a point in their progress with Greek that they are wanting to listen to English, while their eyes are following similar, but perhaps unfamiliar Greek texts such as intertestamental or early Christian writings, here is a resource website that will help with that: Biblical Audio - Aud...
by Stephen Hughes
September 27th, 2017, 10:13 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 4707

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

[F]or Thrax, τόνος seems to mean accent, and there are three kinds of τόνος. One of these is Oxia. But modern Greek uses monotonic orthography, with only one kind of τόνος. What prompted the unicode consortium to equate a class with an entity in that class? Effectively there has been a loss of a sy...
by Stephen Hughes
September 25th, 2017, 9:06 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 4707

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

Stephen: do you know what font your word processor is using for Greek text? Calibri. My preference is a general one tough. In terms of the quote from JT: This normalization means that, for better or worse , polytonic Greek should use the TONOS-based rather than OXIA-based pre-composed characters (w...
by Stephen Hughes
September 25th, 2017, 10:42 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: “τῆς ἑορτῆς” in John 13:1
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: “τῆς ἑορτῆς” in John 13:1

Jason Hare wrote:
September 25th, 2017, 4:43 am
You may contact me or one of the other forum admins via PM to have give us your name, and we'll straighten it out for you.
Hi Jason,
As a newbie, they may not have PM privilages. Most probably, he can receive, but not send.
by Stephen Hughes
September 24th, 2017, 8:50 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 4707

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

If the texts look weird with an upright tonos the problem is in the font. Tonos and oxia should be indistinguishable, slanted acute mark. In polytonic texts, such as miniscule texts up till the 1970's, where there is a need to differentiate between various diacritic marks, that "should" is true. In...
by Stephen Hughes
September 22nd, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Help needed in Rev
Replies: 11
Views: 1495

Re: Help needed in Rev

There is a New Testament verse where the value of the measurements is asked for,
Ephesians 3:18 wrote:τί τὸ πλάτος καὶ μῆκος καὶ βάθος καὶ ὕψος
by Stephen Hughes
September 22nd, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Word order in Mark 8:5 Πόσους ἔχετε ἄρτους;
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Word order in Mark 8:5 Πόσους ἔχετε ἄρτους;

MAubrey wrote:
September 22nd, 2017, 12:52 pm
It would be more difficult to explain its position if it were moved forward.
The synoptic parallel provides one an opportunity to do that.
Matthew 15:34 wrote:Καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς, Πόσους ἄρτους ἔχετε;
by Stephen Hughes
September 22nd, 2017, 12:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 4707

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

The default B-Greek font that displays on my tablet obscures the distinction as to whether an an acute or a stress marker is in the text. For example, the text: διὰ τοῦτο εὐφράνθη ἡ καρδία μου, καὶ ἠγαλλιάσατο ἡ γλῶσσά μου· ἔτι δὲ καὶ ἡ σάρξ μου κατασκηνώσει ἐπ’ ἐλπίδι· When displayed in a word proc...
by Stephen Hughes
September 21st, 2017, 9:28 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning
Replies: 17
Views: 3397

Re: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning

Multimedia learning and teaching resources did exist before the digital age, but now they are standard and ubiquitous. A set of audio files on a CD with a book is an example of the least imaginative type of multimedia presentation. Digitalising the illustratiins typically found in books is also a lo...
by Stephen Hughes
September 21st, 2017, 9:05 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 4707

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

Whatever new initiative to remove the oxia are taken, there will always be a body of legacy texts that do not conform to the new standard. Standardisation is one option. Another option is catering for the diversity in some ways, like you currently need to cater for when some words carry an accent fr...