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by MAubrey
June 4th, 2011, 1:33 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Books specific to the Greek verbal system
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Re: Books specific to the Greek verbal system

There seems to be a good discussion about general introductory works and grammars, but I was wondering if anyone could provide a list of solid introductions to the verbal system, specifically that might clear up the confusion around the tense/aspect debate. Personally I would prefer something that ...
by MAubrey
June 3rd, 2011, 3:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Bob Nyberg
Replies: 7
Views: 1834

Re: Bob Nyberg

Since 1984, I have been teaching Phonetics and Language Acquisition Principles at the Missionary Training Center for New Tribes Mission. We use comprehension based language acquisition methods in our training program. I realized quickly that comprehension based language learning is light years ahea...
by MAubrey
June 3rd, 2011, 2:50 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Reading Greek beyond the basics: Saturation style
Replies: 12
Views: 2958

Re: Reading Greek beyond the basics: Saturation style

Is there a similar free site that's this convenient for Greek? What site(s) would you recommend for this, if I just want to click on something and listen, without much muss and fuss? I'd recommend: http://www.helding.net/greeklatinaudio/greek/ It's a Modern Greek pronunciation, but its quite good. ...
by MAubrey
June 3rd, 2011, 1:45 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Best textbooks (Beginning, Intermediate)
Replies: 9
Views: 8335

Re: Best textbooks (Beginning, Intermediate)

It's pretty new (published Sept. 2010), but has anyone had the opportunity to look at Porter's 'Fundamentals of New Testament Greek' and the accompanying workbook? I flipped through the workbook and really appreciated some of the exercises which went beyond the simple recognition drills of Mounce a...
by MAubrey
June 2nd, 2011, 10:02 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Funk and Goetchius
Replies: 4
Views: 2822

Re: Funk and Goetchius

A question, though: were you saying that Goetchius and Funk used a structural linguistic approach disproved by Chomsky and others, and yet, though the approach in general may have been invalidated in some way, this particular book is, nevertheless, still useful? It's a reminder, isn't it, that some...
by MAubrey
June 2nd, 2011, 1:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: The dwindling group of proficient ancient Greek readers
Replies: 5
Views: 10556

Re: The dwindling group of proficient ancient Greek readers

How are you defining proficiency in this discussion? We're talking about the ability to simply sit down and read a text without translating it into English (even in your head)--Car's "decoding," which is a rather accurate term. You could probably replace the word "proficient" with "fluent" and have...
by MAubrey
May 31st, 2011, 10:39 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Remoteness & Tense
Replies: 11
Views: 7580

Re: Remoteness & Tense

It should, since the historical present is one of the main 'hooks' to catch unsuspecting Greek students for 'aspect only'. They claim to 'falsify' tense and then bamboozle the unsuspecting as if there were no similar problem with aspect. Randall, I'm somewhat perplexed. Do you actually want to conv...
by MAubrey
May 31st, 2011, 10:15 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Lexical Aspect Classification
Replies: 4
Views: 2680

Re: Lexical Aspect Classification

I like the fact that he lists many common verbs for me, which makes it easier to search electronic texts for patterns that occur based on his classification of the verb. Micheal is quite right about the pervasiveness of the approach. In linguistics some prefer to apply the classification to individ...
by MAubrey
May 31st, 2011, 2:32 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Remoteness & Tense
Replies: 11
Views: 7580

Re: Remoteness & Tense

The 'otherside' needs to answer why they have a problem with 'e' marking 100% of imperfects as past, Most concede that the imperfect is the closest verbform there is to a past tense. I, like you, would really enjoy to hear why the historical present could break its aspectual character without upset...
by MAubrey
May 31st, 2011, 9:56 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Remoteness & Tense
Replies: 11
Views: 7580

Re: Remoteness & Tense

The Greeks looked at its form and called it αὔξησις 'increase'. Since it's their language, they get to name things. But 'past-prefix' is good for English. The problem is that its not particularly meaningful and also far, far from transparent. I do indeed call it αὔξησις in Greek, and were I involve...

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