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by RandallButh
October 31st, 2011, 3:15 am
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: English-Greek Phrasebooks and Lexicons
Replies: 1
Views: 1451

Re: English-Greek Phrasebooks and Lexicons

On style and prejudice, let me clarify my own position. I have no problem speaking 'higher Greek' within Koine Greek. In fact, I don't feel a divide between "Koine" and "Attic", there is just a wide scalar gradient of one and the same language from higher and older language down to mistake-riddled "...
by RandallButh
October 29th, 2011, 2:26 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: pronunciation: b-greek teachers vs. classicists
Replies: 5
Views: 2462

Re: pronunciation: b-greek teachers vs. classicists

At "SBL" or any academic conference you must assume that the audience canNOT understand what you read in Greek. Pronunciation is irrelevant. On second thought, there is a little relevancy. It is sometimes clear that a person is 'projecting sound' rather than reading a comprehensible language. In He...
by RandallButh
October 28th, 2011, 4:10 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: pronunciation: b-greek teachers vs. classicists
Replies: 5
Views: 2462

Re: pronunciation: b-greek teachers vs. classicists

James, You've raised a very good question and you may (or not) be surprised that I've been pondering it for about 15 years. The other comments on the thread can be answered first. Jonathan, Your question is good and easier to answer. At "SBL" or any academic conference you must assume that the audie...
by RandallButh
October 21st, 2011, 3:36 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: World's Oldest Sports Manual Found
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: World's Oldest Sports Manual Found

Actually, Oxyrhinchous iii 466 should have been published a century ago. (I don't have a library available to verify this.)

It is bizarre in the extreme to see it listed as a newsarticle of a recent discovery. The news media in question just lost a few points in reliability.
by RandallButh
October 21st, 2011, 3:30 am
Forum: Reading Guides
Topic: MP3 version of the GNT
Replies: 1
Views: 1696

Re: MP3 version of the GNT

Thanks for the 'warning' label. (Hopefully it is not the 'lagas'-version of 'Rasmian.) It does underline the need to responsibly use new technology. The field is readily capable of perpetrating last generations mistakes for the next generation, even when the technology is available to break the cycle.
by RandallButh
October 3rd, 2011, 3:30 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Songs in ancient Greek: Holy Holy Holy
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: Songs in ancient Greek: Holy Holy Holy

Louis will do a good job of recording and keep his alfa and o-mikron separate. I will let the songwriter play with the words. It was hearing an internet version of these lines that crossed a line for me and led me to name a brand of American seminary Greek pronunciation "Astartean". AGIAS AGIAS AGIA...
by RandallButh
September 29th, 2011, 2:46 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Living Koine: Who teaches it, and where?
Replies: 7
Views: 4170

Re: Living Koine: Who teaches it, and where?

Jonathan, thank you for your question. We have an intermediate level "Jesus in Jerusalem" workshop 28Dec 2011 -- 6January. We're excited about this because of the transfer power and 'bang for buck or bang for time' that we've seen in previous workshops. To preempt an obvious question: What is 'inter...
by RandallButh
September 21st, 2011, 1:53 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Self Taught Living Koine ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7456

Re: Self Taught Living Koine ?

There's more than one kind of fluency. They are connected, interrelated, and ultimately based on a capability that subconsciously produces thought. ει θελω ειπειν τι εμαυτω δει με αρξασθαι εν τη ελληνικη και ανοιξαι το στωμα η τον νουν. τοτε οψομαι τι αναβησεται. That was a line of unedited drivel ...
by RandallButh
September 20th, 2011, 4:30 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Self Taught Living Koine ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7456

Re: Self Taught Living Koine ?

and I'm also not as sure that it is as important, if my goal is to be able to read texts. You might want to read the comments on the Frank Smith article by Brian Schultz at http://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/fluency-reading-comprehension/ good reading requires the building of fluency capability ...
by RandallButh
September 19th, 2011, 8:41 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Report on the Greek Fluency Workshop Fresno Aug2011
Replies: 0
Views: 390

Report on the Greek Fluency Workshop Fresno Aug2011

Some have been wondering about reactions and followup to the Greek Fluency Workshop.
A brief writeup is finally available.

It's currently on the homepage at
http://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/
"What Happened at the Greek Instructors Fluency Workshop in Fresno, Aug 2011"