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by Chris Servanti
November 24th, 2015, 11:11 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Why not modern?
Replies: 13
Views: 3157

Re: Why not modern?

There is a greater reliance in vowel patterns to understand the endings of words in Restored Koine than when using Modern, many of which reduce to mostly i i i. This is kindof true, but especially if you know whether or not a word is a noun or a verb, it should be pretty equal. And what's interesti...
by Chris Servanti
November 23rd, 2015, 10:42 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Why not modern?
Replies: 13
Views: 3157

Re: Why not modern?

What is the upside to using the Living Greek pronunciation vs. modern? In switching from Modern to Restored Koine, 3 have been particularly noticeable. The most important is that ἡμεῖς / ὑμεῖς and so on for their full inflections are differentiated for person. Another one is that σύ / σοί are diffe...
by Chris Servanti
November 23rd, 2015, 3:57 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Why not modern?
Replies: 13
Views: 3157

Why not modern?

What is the upside to using the Living Greek pronunciation vs. modern?
by Chris Servanti
November 16th, 2015, 1:00 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Preposition + Articulated Infinitive
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: Preposition + Articulated Infinitive

These have all been very helpful thank y'all! I think I somewhat discovered the miner difference between "ἐποίησα αὐτὸ εἰς τὸ βλέψαι μὲ σέ" and "ἐποίησα αὐτὸ ἵνα βλέπῶ σέ", but sadly it only makes since if you know spanish. It's hard to articulate the difference, but I think it's similar to when you...
by Chris Servanti
November 14th, 2015, 11:49 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Preposition + Articulated Infinitive
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: Preposition + Articulated Infinitive

Chris, let me give you a little piece of trivia as cross-chat. It is not entirely relevant here for this question, but after some digestion it may help to balance your perception of the language in the long-term. Despite its prevalence in teaching grammars, βλέπειν, a verb "to see" (and its prefixe...
by Chris Servanti
November 13th, 2015, 4:30 pm
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: τοῦ πονηροῦ (Ματ 6:13)
Replies: 10
Views: 2784

Re: τοῦ πονηροῦ (Ματ 6:13)

καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ . νομίζω ὅτι τὸ "τοῦ πονηροῦ" σημαίνει τὸν Διάβολον. διὰ τί? διότι ὁ Διάβολος τὸν Θεὸν πειράζει. http://ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3318 ἀληθινῶς, ἀλλὰ καὶ δεῖ ἡμᾶς βλέπειν ὅτι ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐδίδασκου τοὺς μαθηταῖς αὐ...
by Chris Servanti
November 13th, 2015, 4:18 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Preposition + Articulated Infinitive
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Preposition + Articulated Infinitive

Mounce teaches 6 common Preposition + Articulated Verb phrases: διὰ τὸ βλέπειν αύτόν = Because he sees πρὸς τὸ βλέπειν αὐτὸν = So that he sees εἰς τὸ βλέπειν αὐτόν = So that he sees πρὸ τοῦ βλέπειν αὐτόν = Before he sees ἐν τῷ βλέπειν αὐτόν = When he sees μετὰ τὸ βλέπειν αὐτόν = After he sees I have...
by Chris Servanti
November 7th, 2015, 10:12 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Question about Living Koine materials
Replies: 20
Views: 6165

Re: Question about Living Koine materials

And, furthermore, all these decisions are based on a premise that we're not entirely sure of; that being that the phonemes were even inconsistent depending on their surroundings. First of all, some good news. Most of the natural sub-phonemic changes happen on their own. No one has to think about th...
by Chris Servanti
November 6th, 2015, 3:33 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Question about Living Koine materials
Replies: 20
Views: 6165

Re: Question about Living Koine materials

There are also natural contours that are placed on any pronunciation by the surrounding letter/phonemes: word initial followed by a velar stop in the one case, and a bilabial/labiodental fricative followed by a lateral sonorant in the other. This is kind of what I was getting at; how did you decide...
by Chris Servanti
November 6th, 2015, 10:17 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Question about Living Koine materials
Replies: 20
Views: 6165

Re: Question about Living Koine materials

Chris, Have you read, and possibly re-read, the PDF description of why the system is the way it is, on the biblicallanguagecenter.com website? That would be the place to start and then we can discuss any points aren't clear. Sorry i guess I didn't make my question very clear. I understand finding t...