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by RandallButh
May 18th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek
Replies: 24
Views: 1922

Re: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek

PPS: Ben Kantor, on this list, has been busy collecting all the epigraphical evidence (primarily Judean/Palaistinian) in a data-base for a future book.
He may have something to say on this, too.
by RandallButh
May 18th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek
Replies: 24
Views: 1922

Re: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek

Briefly, the λουκιανὴ προφορά is a serious endeavor and moving in the right general direction. But two general points seem misguided: 1. Λουκιανή focusses on subphonemics , sounds that do not differentiate meaning. I addressed many of these in footnotes in various places. Yes, π, τ, κ should be pron...
by RandallButh
May 2nd, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Bible Study Software
Topic: Typing Tutor for Ancient Greek
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: Typing Tutor for Ancient Greek

I use the Hebrew SIL mapping. That is exactly what I would recommend NOT doing. There are millions of keyboards around the world used interchangeably by Hebrew speakers. When I type in anything on any Hebrew speaker's computer it comes up correct Hebrew without thinking. Story: once upon a time [bu...
by RandallButh
May 2nd, 2020, 3:41 am
Forum: Bible Study Software
Topic: Typing Tutor for Ancient Greek
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: Typing Tutor for Ancient Greek

I would recommend that you activate the Polytonic keyboard that is already in the Mac or PC system. It is the Greek national keyboard. Then you will have a standard anywhere you travel in the world, on any machine. (PS: there are minor accent differences between PC and Mac). You don't want to learn ...
by RandallButh
April 21st, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Biblingo - communicative instruction at an affordable price
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: Biblingo - communicative instruction at an affordable price

It is good to hear that you are enjoying the interface and working on Hebrew. As one concerned for quality language instruction, there are a couple of caveats . When it comes to default word order Biblingo follows an extreme minority position that I would say bluntly is wrong. Hebrew is not an S-V l...
by RandallButh
April 14th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Are "Yeshu" and "Yeshua" translated identically in Greek as "Jesus"?
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Are "Yeshu" and "Yeshua" translated identically in Greek as "Jesus"?

As far as I'm aware, both the furtive patach and the final ayin lost pronunciation in Galilean Hebrew at the time, Not true. However, there were Greek speakers who did not pronounce `ayin or Het. See Bar Kochba letters for some examples. FTR, when the Arabs came through in the 7th century and trans...
by RandallButh
April 14th, 2020, 2:23 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Are "Yeshu" and "Yeshua" translated identically in Greek as "Jesus"?
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Are "Yeshu" and "Yeshua" translated identically in Greek as "Jesus"?

Hello everyone. I had long been under the impression that the original Hebrew form of Jesus was "Yeshua", and that the form "Yeshu" was a Jewish derogatory acronym for "yimakh shemo" (may his name be obliterated). However, after a lengthy discussion with a Jewish friend, I've come to the conclusion...
by RandallButh
March 11th, 2020, 2:24 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 2099

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

"well, Galilee has a bunch of mountains, Jesus is in all likelihood near one of them, and that's the mountain he goes up." Yes, that is a fair description of what the article does to an audience's mind, though not consciously. However, if one has spent a lot of time walking along that NW lake shore...
by RandallButh
March 9th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 2099

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

τὸ ὄρος: This would come from general background, encyclopedic knowledge. This I think presumes quite a bit of specialized geographic knowledge around Capernaum on the part of the reader, all in a text that hardly localizes, if at all, the action in the immediate vicinity of Capernaum. It may refle...
by RandallButh
March 9th, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 2099

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

τὸ ὄρος: This would come from general background, encyclopedic knowledge. Previously, in chapter 4, Jesus took up residency in Kefar-NaHum, on the North/Northwest shore of Kinneret Lake (Sea of Kinneret in Hebrew). Jesus would walk along the shore preaching and he called some fishermen. We need to k...

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