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by RandallButh
December 26th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Rough or smooth breathing on hebrew names?
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Rough or smooth breathing on hebrew names?

"Rough and smooth breathings of Hebrew names" is probably above the pay-grade of Greek Professors. So, what do I mean? There are dense complications. Hebrew had two kinds of `ayins, a pharyngeal and a velar voiced fricative, it had two kinds of Het's, a pharyngeal and a velar voiceless fricative. Th...
by RandallButh
December 12th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 3720

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

You might put ὠχρόν "pale" with μήλινον or even left of λευκόν, since it is a bridge between yellow and white. “τὸ δὲ ὠχρὸν γίγνεται λευκοῦ ξανθῷ μειγνυμένου” Platon, Timaeus 68c: [68c] but when these colors are mixed and more completely burned, and black is blended therewith, the result is “violet....
by RandallButh
December 7th, 2019, 3:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 3720

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

I would switch the purple and red bands so that the red is closest to white-black. Then the first two bands would be universal for all languages.
Or you could place white-black at the bottom. Again, the universal base is light~dark~reddish.
by RandallButh
December 7th, 2019, 1:02 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 3720

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

PS: You might want to list the bands as
white-black,
reds,
(blue)-green-yellows,
purples-(blue)
to match Greek descriptions of the rainbow and to capture the generic categorization that red is the first hue to be distinguished universally among languages.
by RandallButh
December 7th, 2019, 12:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 3720

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Your chart is starting to look more on target and ready for simpler tweaks. Ι like using οὐδέτερον forms in order to match χρῶμα. κύανον should be removed because it is the stuff (accusative) rather than the color. You might want to document spellings of κυανοῦν and κυανόν by time periods. θειῶδες i...
by RandallButh
December 6th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 3720

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

I second Michael's suggestion, without having read the references. Color terms are notoriously language/culture specific and related to biology as far as we can tell. There are also universals, for example reddish will be the third color after white/light and black/dark, followed by a greenish categ...
by RandallButh
November 16th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Roman Period Koine pronunciation of ευ in πεπαίδευνται
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: Roman Period Koine pronunciation of ευ in πεπαίδευνται

I'm not entirely sure why you find /εβntε/ to not be pronounceable. The voice bilabial fricative isn't obstructing the shift to the aveolar nasal. They're whole separate places of articulation. Say the fricative normally and then simply close off the air flow through your lips by putting your tongu...
by RandallButh
November 15th, 2019, 1:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 31
Views: 4747

Re: New Greek Teacher

βεβαίως. ἤθελον χρήσασθαι τῇ ἑλληνικῇ δραχμῇ ἀντὶ τοῦ Ῥωμαϊκοῦ δηναρίου.
by RandallButh
November 14th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 31
Views: 4747

Re: New Greek Teacher

Most of us do not have the time needed for total immersion, and we don't need it in order to be able to read and understand (at some level) the GNT Well, it depends on what one is dedicating their life to. If to biblical literature, and they are teaching Greek--then they should consider the level t...
by RandallButh
November 13th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 31
Views: 4747

Re: New Greek Teacher

how much value is added to New Testament interpretation by reviving Koine and turning it into an anachronistic living language usable only by the rare folk who care to learn it? I don't think my students would be interested in using Koine as a spoken language. Their motivation for taking my class h...

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