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by Chris Servanti
October 16th, 2015, 9:57 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Teaching meaning of middle voice
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Teaching meaning of middle voice

Valid point. So the teacher just needs a well grounded understanding of the middle.
Thanks! I'm not trying to teach Greek but in the future I hope to. Where can I learn more about the specifics and nuances of the middle?
by Chris Servanti
October 15th, 2015, 11:55 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Teaching meaning of middle voice
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Teaching meaning of middle voice

Essentially the problem is here: it is best for Greek verbs to be translated very loosely and to show the student the facets of each tense voice and mood. So, a verb like ποιοῦμαι in some places may be translated "I do/make for myself" but in others "I am made". Maybe the solution would be to add ea...
by Chris Servanti
October 14th, 2015, 4:49 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Teaching meaning of middle voice
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Teaching meaning of middle voice

One method of teaching languages is to translate sentences over and over and practice by trial and error (the highly successful Duolingo uses this method). So, were this method combined with some explanations about the vowel compounding and some other things, this method might be good for Koine. Th...
by Chris Servanti
October 14th, 2015, 11:21 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Teaching meaning of middle voice
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Teaching meaning of middle voice

One method of teaching languages is to translate sentences over and over and practice by trial and error (the highly successful Duolingo uses this method). So, were this method combined with some explanations about the vowel compounding and some other things, this method might be good for Koine. The...
by Chris Servanti
September 17th, 2015, 12:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: χαίρειν! Καινός τῇ Ἔλληνικᾷ
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: χαίρειν! Καινός τῇ Ἔλληνικᾷ

Paul-Nitz wrote:χαίρε Πέτρε, καινός εἶ ὧδε καὶ θέλεις γράφειν Ἑλληνικͅῃ. ἠκουσας ὅτι δεῖ σε γράψαι τι εν Introductions. συ δὲ ἐγραψας. καὶ καλῶς ἔγραψας. εἰ θέλεις γραφείν πολλά, πορεύθητι καὶ πρὸς τὴν Σχόλην.
http://www.schole.ning.com
I'm sorry I only understand part of this, can you write it in english?
by Chris Servanti
September 16th, 2015, 3:56 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Poiein Indicative Paradigm
Replies: 13
Views: 2969

Re: Poiein Indicative Paradigm

I will try to paste a page from the morphologia book that has two tables, ποιεῖν to be doing (active) and ποιεῖσθαι to be doing (middle). I will try to paste from a PDF in order to preserve formatting. . . . --that didn't work. So I'm trying a JPG, though unsure of the resolution in the final resul...
by Chris Servanti
September 16th, 2015, 3:49 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Hellenistic Greek for the Modern World
Replies: 32
Views: 3775

Re: Hellenistic Greek for the Modern World

I think the cause to raise Koine as a modern usable language won't ever work until there is a standardized full dictionary of everyday words, standardized pronunciation, and some people who are really REALLY good at Koine and can write let's say devotionals or newsletters in it. If there could be ma...
by Chris Servanti
September 16th, 2015, 10:29 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Hellenistic Greek for the Modern World
Replies: 32
Views: 3775

Re: Hellenistic Greek for the Modern World

So can anybody here have a full conversation in Koine about either doctrines or maybe everyday life (I think the first would probably be easier because of vocabulary)?

It is my dream to one day be able to debate in koine... not sure with whom... but it would be so awesome
by Chris Servanti
September 16th, 2015, 10:11 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Poiein Indicative Paradigm
Replies: 13
Views: 2969

Re: Poiein Indicative Paradigm

Thank y'all a lot. I'm having a little bit of trouble trying to understand these charts, but I'll try to work on it. Memorizing whole paradigms is not the road to fluency, although with fluency you will be able to generate the paradigm, at least as far as the language is internalized. Totally agreed...
by Chris Servanti
September 15th, 2015, 10:01 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Poiein Indicative Paradigm
Replies: 13
Views: 2969

Poiein Indicative Paradigm

I just finished the indicative today and spent A LOT of time on this please tell me where I'm wrong: http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss9/PRGMSTR/Pic_poiein%20indicative_zpsldzt8sa8.png I am assuming that if a verb has the II Aor it has II everything else. Thanks a lot! (The dark spots are things ...