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by Michael Sharpnack
May 15th, 2017, 11:12 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Introduction to tense and aspect
Replies: 13
Views: 13153

Re: Introduction to tense and aspect

Also, how do you guys feel about Black's book: "Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek"? I was thinking of picking that up as well.
by Michael Sharpnack
May 15th, 2017, 6:47 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Introduction to tense and aspect
Replies: 13
Views: 13153

Re: Introduction to tense and aspect

Thanks for the suggestion. I just ordered the book; when I start reading it I'll let you know, and would love to discuss it on the subforum. If you haven't yet learned about all the verb forms in whatever beginner's course you use, I would perhaps advice you to wait a bit before you read it. I have ...
by Michael Sharpnack
May 12th, 2017, 3:08 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Introduction to tense and aspect
Replies: 13
Views: 13153

Introduction to tense and aspect

What would you recommend for a good introduction to the topic of tense and aspect in the Greek verb? I would like something readable and introductory level, as I am a beginner, and don't have really any understanding of it - or linguistics in general. Or, would you recommend I stay away from the top...
by Michael Sharpnack
February 26th, 2017, 11:01 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Reader's Editions of the Greek New Testament
Replies: 9
Views: 9688

Re: Reader's Editions of the Greek New Testament

Recently, someone was asking about reader's editions of the Greek New Testament in another thread. I realized it might be useful to upload pictures of some reader's editions and similar resources to make it easy to compare. These are simple pictures taken with my phone, not professional quality. Th...
by Michael Sharpnack
February 25th, 2017, 4:34 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Life after a basic grammar
Replies: 20
Views: 18601

Re: Life after a basic grammar

Michael, How much of the grammar that you know is in tables, and how much is in the texts? I mean like, are you familiar with at least one instance of a feature of grammar that you have learned? For example, if you have learned that the genitive may be a "genitive of price", can you say, "The genit...
by Michael Sharpnack
February 21st, 2017, 8:54 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Life after a basic grammar
Replies: 20
Views: 18601

Re: Life after a basic grammar

I find that a good way is to read the Greek text aloud - don't try to translate it, or even understand it in detail the first time through. Just read it aloud, and listen to yourself (it's the main way most of us will get to hear spoken Greek). Then read it aloud again, slowly, - you'll start to pi...
by Michael Sharpnack
February 19th, 2017, 9:38 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: present ind mp looks like present imperfect to me
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Re: present ind mp looks like present imperfect to me

Robert makes a great point, which reinforces what I've been learning; aspect and tense are really complicated. I do think there are some general rules though. I am still a beginner as well, so someone with more knowledge can correct me. But, as I understand it, the present tense generally denotes a ...
by Michael Sharpnack
February 17th, 2017, 1:03 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Life after a basic grammar
Replies: 20
Views: 18601

Re: Life after a basic grammar

Thanks for the responses. So, I just bought Deckers Greek Reader, and I think I'll buy Smyth's grammar as a reference as well as Dickey's composition book to start working through. Another question: as I'm reading passages right now, I'm basically translating them into English in my head. I know the...
by Michael Sharpnack
February 16th, 2017, 3:47 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Life after a basic grammar
Replies: 20
Views: 18601

Re: Life after a basic grammar

Do you have a reader's edition New Testament? If so, read, read, read. Do you have a cell phone? If so, Android or iOS? There are good Bibles for cell phones, some with Septuagints, some with audio. But also write. Currently, I'm very pleased with Eleanor Dickey's An Introduction to the Composition...
by Michael Sharpnack
February 16th, 2017, 1:36 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Life after a basic grammar
Replies: 20
Views: 18601

Life after a basic grammar

So, I'm about to finish my first intro grammar! It's been a really fun journey, but I know I'm just at the beginning of my studies. What are your recommendations on where to go next? My first goal is to be able to read the GNT without aids, but my ultimate goal is mastery of the language; I want to ...

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