Decode No More

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Decode No More

Postby Wayne Kirk » April 6th, 2012, 11:07 pm

How does a person best move from decoding Greek to reading it? I find myself continually falling into decode mode whenever I encounter unfamiliar passages. I perform mental gymnastics translating Greek to English in my head. I also parse verbs instead of instantly recognizing them. I'm only a little over a year into studying Greek. Will this all come with time? Is more reading the answer?
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Re: Decode No More

Postby jeffreyrequadt » April 6th, 2012, 11:58 pm

One thing that has helped me is to read it out loud multiple times, with intentional expression. That will help you focus on meaning rather than form.
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Re: Decode No More

Postby jeffreyrequadt » April 7th, 2012, 12:00 am

Also, reading Greek that feels comfortable to you so there's less to "figure out."
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