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by RandallButh
February 24th, 2020, 3:34 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: What replaced the optative in Koine?
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: What replaced the optative in Koine?

The optative is listed with a couple hundred verbs in the Greek Morphology book available at BiblicalLanguageCenter.com

For practical starters, a person can cover a lot of ground with εἴη and ἔχοι. Even σχοίη.
by RandallButh
February 16th, 2020, 2:35 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching Seminar--Pedagogy Workshop for Teaching Koine Greek
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Teaching Seminar--Pedagogy Workshop for Teaching Koine Greek

Pedagogy Workshop for Teaching Koine Greek; June 2020 @ Fresno Pacific University. This summer the Biblical Language Center is running pedagogy and fluency workshops for instructors of Koine Greek. The goal is to give participants the tools required to make the switch from the traditional Grammar-Tr...
by RandallButh
February 13th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Editors Needed for Greek Lexicon
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Editors Needed for Greek Lexicon

For that matter, a Biblical Hebrew to Biblical Hebrew lexicon/glossary would be helpful also. I've started on what could be a small step toward such a work. It's a BH to BH vocabulary for the book of Jonah. I've done the first five verses (first draft) and hope to return to the project later this y...
by RandallButh
February 12th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Editors Needed for Greek Lexicon
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Editors Needed for Greek Lexicon

Probably because of practical reasons. Writing it in Greek would need much more competence, and for field work it should be translated anyways. The hole in the field remains. For German we have German--German dictionaries. For French, we have French--French. For English, English--English. and for K...
by RandallButh
February 12th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Editors Needed for Greek Lexicon
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Editors Needed for Greek Lexicon

why don't they do a Greek--Greek lexicon?
that would truly fill a hole in the field.
by RandallButh
February 2nd, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 88
Views: 46015

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

I wonder if people make too much of the "spatially/temporally remote" thing. For the umteenth time, the whole "spatial" thing is a mistake, a kind of self-deception. "Spatial" is being used by these authors as a metaphor for "time." But then they forget what their metaphor represents and pretend th...
by RandallButh
January 22nd, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: How was αι in Hebrew PNs like Ιεσσαι read by Koine Greek speakers in early MSS of the New Testament?
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: How was αι in Hebrew PNs like Ιεσσαι read by Koine Greek speakers in early MSS of the New Testament?

Just a side question, where was Palestine in 37BCE--135CE? The NT knew Ἰουδαία and Matthew knew "γη Ισραηλ" 2.20-21 and Caesar knew Gaul, but I only know "Palestine" and "France" from modern maps. The Romans called the area Syria Palaestina, a formal designation after the Bar Kochba rebellion, and ...
by RandallButh
January 22nd, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: How was αι in Hebrew PNs like Ιεσσαι read by Koine Greek speakers in early MSS of the New Testament?
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: How was αι in Hebrew PNs like Ιεσσαι read by Koine Greek speakers in early MSS of the New Testament?

Just a side question, where was Palestine in 37BCE--135CE? The NT knew Ἰουδαία and Matthew knew "γη Ισραηλ" 2.20-21 and Caesar knew Gaul, but I only know "Palestine" and "France" from modern maps. Nevertheless back to topic, as to pronunciation of Greek, we know how αι was pronounced around the Medi...
by RandallButh
January 13th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The term "grammar-translation method"
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: The term "grammar-translation method"

Yes, those 4 points are benefits of GT, though not unique to GT.

Yes, the "4%" will benefit from CLT. βεβαίως.

On the 4%, I'm not sure that such exist. That is, all people need to use the language in order to learn the language. A lot. Probably a 2000 hours in the language itself. Maybe 3000 hours.
by RandallButh
January 13th, 2020, 4:39 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The term "grammar-translation method"
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: The term "grammar-translation method"

ναί. That is GT, Paul. A guaranteed way to slow down the internalization of French, German, or any other language, and possibly to prevent internalization altogether. (Note the outcome after 20 years teaching GT. By their fruit they are known.) GT "works" when the student finally gets many a month t...

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