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by RandallButh
November 14th, 2011, 3:15 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Self-paced CD/DVD course?
Replies: 4
Views: 3015

Re: Self-paced CD/DVD course?

'Self-paced CD course' is almost a description of
Living Koine Greek, 3parts, with everything recorded in mp3.
by RandallButh
November 12th, 2011, 3:15 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: verbal aspect (split from Beginner's Forum)
Replies: 44
Views: 10865

Re: verbal aspect (split from Beginner's Forum)

And whether it is used with the adverb "tomorrow" in my mind is entirely irrelevant (that's actually the case with all the English modal auxiliaries) and future meaning and modality to so tightly connected, I'm entirely sure how useful it is to distinguish them in English (...to commend on Randall'...
by RandallButh
November 11th, 2011, 10:47 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: verbal aspect (split from Beginner's Forum)
Replies: 44
Views: 10865

Re: verbal aspect (split from Beginner's Forum)

Alex wrote: That's why I am grateful that others, better trained in linguistics, have now done so much work to address the imbalance of the aspect-only approach. In reading this Australian morning over comments from Carl, Steve, Mike, Ken, and Jonathan, I am surprised at the degree of consensus tha...
by RandallButh
November 3rd, 2011, 11:31 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: ἀνάπεσαι = ἀνάπεσε?
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: ἀνάπεσαι = ἀνάπεσε?

Good catch, Carl.
I'm with Ken, Stephen and Carl on this.
by RandallButh
October 31st, 2011, 3:15 am
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: English-Greek Phrasebooks and Lexicons
Replies: 1
Views: 1491

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: 2529

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: 2529

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: 730

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: 1835

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: 2650

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...