Would another person please listen to Matthew 5 and provide a second review?
(see the separate thread https://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/vi ... =16&t=3862
"I opened Matt 5 to get a sample listen.
My first reaction: unreliable and not recommendable for students.
Intonation is like a crossword puzzle, accents are incorrect, introduction to chapter in English, hestitations not according to sense and unrelated to content, and grating, non-Greek Erasmian. The reader is parroting syllables as he deciphers them, not understanding or thinking with the text being read, and pretty much blocking the listener from doing so.
Why would this be linked to the Greek Byzantine text family? Surely, the Greek Bible Society has something good that can be listened to.")
It is my view that the field of Greek studies, especially NewTestament, should not have this kind of reading as any kind of a standard. I am very sympathetic with a Byz Text approach, no problems there, and it is a great text for memory. But let's have students listen to a reading with correct accents and an intonation pattern that supports the information structure of the Greek
. [[Imagine if English studies used a mis-read Chaucerian pronunciation for Shakespeare... We don't want a nait
"knight" (obstensibly something like k-NICHT [κνιχτ] with Chaucer) read as kai-nai-GET for the Bard. Or trying to mimic an information structure out of sync with a text in modern English: What!--wood--weesey two thet? ("What would we say to that?")]] I would recommend reading through the 12-page PDF at biblicallanguagecenter.com for a discussion of various options with supporting documentation: https://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/ ... unciation/
When a person learns a language for literature, they usually want to be able to read through or listen to a text at the speed of relaxed speech as a basic goal. We should help our students toward this goal. Pedagogically and rhetorically, readings should enhance communication. Sound alone is not magic, it can even be a detriment, but naturally flowing, comprehensible input works wonders for language learning and for literature appreciation.