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by Louis L Sorenson
September 26th, 2015, 9:22 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: μάχαιρα
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: μάχαιρα

Thanks Carl. When we were looking at female names in class, I was a bit confused by names like Ἰωάν(ν)α.This seems to be a productive ending for other female names also Ἰωάν(ν)α, ας, ἡ (on the spelling s. B-D-F §40; 53, 3) Joanna Lk 8:3; 24:10. Μάρθα, ας, ἡ (מָרְתָּא ‘mistress’; s. B-D-F §53, 3. Plu...
by Louis L Sorenson
September 19th, 2015, 5:04 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Android support for polytonic Greek
Replies: 41
Views: 24825

Re: Android support for polytonic Greek

So I went out and perhaps did something stupid. I picked up an LG Android tablet. Greek polytonic fonts appear fine in the Google Chrome browser. But I can only get a modern Greek keyboard to appear - there does not seem to be a polytonic Greek keyboard. Does anyone know if there is a polytonic Gree...
by Louis L Sorenson
September 16th, 2015, 7:22 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Hellenistic Greek for the Modern World
Replies: 32
Views: 3925

Re: Hellenistic Greek for the Modern World

Chris Servanti wrote 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....
by Louis L Sorenson
September 16th, 2015, 11:56 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Middle Voice for the Future Tense
Replies: 13
Views: 2594

Re: Middle Voice for the Future Tense

Wikipedia says the following (I've added the bold text): There were also a number of secondary formations, e.g. causative ("I had someone do something"), iterative/inceptive ("I did something repeatedly"/"I began to do something"), desiderative ("I want to do something"), which are distinguished fro...
by Louis L Sorenson
September 15th, 2015, 11:43 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Middle Voice for the Future Tense
Replies: 13
Views: 2594

Re: Middle Voice for the Future Tense

Let's add the future of εἰμί into this discussion: ἔσομαι. I do not know the history of IE and proto-Greek. So when did this form begin to be used for the future? Did Indo-European have a future tense? My understanding is that the future came into Greek later in its development. What forms were used...
by Louis L Sorenson
September 14th, 2015, 2:57 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Hellenistic Greek for the Modern World
Replies: 32
Views: 3925

Re: Hellenistic Greek for the Modern World

Chris Servanti wrote: (My ultimate goal is to be able to speak and write [K]oine fluently, of course combined with the necessary [M]odern [G]reek vocabulary wedded with [K]oine grammar) To do this, one needs a modern Greek-English dictionary, and then needs to know how to change back some forms fro...
by Louis L Sorenson
September 6th, 2015, 10:48 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Dearth of images ὑπολύω / ὑποδέω. Suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1814

Re: Dearth of images ὑπολύω / ὑποδέω. Suggestions?

Thanks for this thread. Your verb pair is accurate. But it seems that the middle voice should be used for 'put on' most of the time and the active or middle for 'take off?. LJS lists the middle for ὑπολύω also. Mt, Mk, and John use the simplex (verb without preposition) λῦσαι for untying τὸν ἱμάντα ...
by Louis L Sorenson
September 4th, 2015, 11:44 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Dearth of images ὑπολύω / ὑποδέω. Suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1814

Re: Dearth of images ὑπολύω / ὑποδέω. Suggestions?

Even if a person has to pay for an image, it is worth it. Randall Buth's LKG1 book has 1000 drawings. But these drawings are complex drawings (scenes, and not single images.) What a Koine Greek picture book needs (Something like Richard Scarry's picture book - German or English) is lots of individua...
by Louis L Sorenson
August 30th, 2015, 11:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Am working on a Greek NT text/audio phone app
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

Re: Am working on a Greek NT text/audio phone app

I have one suggestion, after reviewing the Logos app. It takes longer to visually analyze a word than to hear it (at least for Greek text (an L2)). So your app should be able to adjust speed, and also to highlight the word before one actually hears it. It would be good to have both those settings be...
by Louis L Sorenson
August 30th, 2015, 10:51 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξ ὅλης τῆς καρδίας σου ... ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ ψυχῇ σου
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: ἐξ ὅλης τῆς καρδίας σου ... ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ ψυχῇ σου

Why the variation of ἐξ and ἐν? Ἀγαπήσεις κύριον τὸν θεόν σου ἐξ ὅλης τῆς καρδίας σου καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ ψυχῇ σου καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ ἰσχύϊ σου καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ διανοίᾳ σου, καὶ τὸν πλησίον σου ὡς σεαυτόν. The above text is part of the Shema (Deut. 6:4-9.). In the NT, it is found in Mt 22:37 (ἐν, ἐν, ἐν), Mk 12:3...