Tips or resources on learning all the prepositions at once

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Jacob Rhoden
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Tips or resources on learning all the prepositions at once

Post by Jacob Rhoden » January 27th, 2015, 5:04 pm

The Greek class I am enrolled in is doing "The Elements of New Testament Greek" at a rate of 1 chapter every day/ or day and a half. With assessable tests each day. Im not looking forward to the day that assesses prepositions (chapter 4), there are quite a few of them there and unlike the other chapters, I find them difficult to rote learn. They seem to be easy to mix up.

So I wanted to check with people here, Is anyone aware of materials, diagrams, videos, or something that might supplement the learning and hopefully make them easier to remember?

(I've tried the idea of coming up with sample sentences to memorise using the prepositions in context to provide the clue to the meaning, but my greek is not good enough to make sentences I would want to memorise).
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Re: Tips or resources on learning all the prepositions at on

Post by Jacob Rhoden » January 27th, 2015, 9:56 pm

I've been doing some googling, and I found this diagram which seems to picture a few more words than the one in the book, I think I'll try memorise this:

http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... =2&t=61736
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Re: Tips or resources on learning all the prepositions at on

Post by Jacob Rhoden » January 27th, 2015, 11:19 pm

It's also worth sharing this, someone has even made some cartoons!

http://iamthirdman.tumblr.com/post/4722 ... epositions
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Re: Tips or resources on learning all the prepositions at on

Post by Stephen Hughes » January 28th, 2015, 6:10 am

When you say "all", how many are you taking about? About 15 or about 40?

15 with single word glosses would not be too difficult, I think.

I haven't got the all memorised completely yet.
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Re: Tips or resources on learning all the prepositions at on

Post by James Cuénod » January 28th, 2015, 10:53 am

I've been thinking of putting something together for a little while so this encouraged me to have a go with the first one.
Should I include others? Are my details right? Any suggestions welcome.

[Edit: and here's a version for human beings to be able to see]
prepositionsoftime.png
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Re: Tips or resources on learning all the prepositions at on

Post by Shirley Rollinson » January 28th, 2015, 8:06 pm

Jacob Rhoden wrote:It's also worth sharing this, someone has even made some cartoons!

http://iamthirdman.tumblr.com/post/4722 ... epositions
That first cartoon is from "Teach Yourself Greek" by Kinchin Smith and Melluish - I wonder if it's posted legally, or if someone just swiped it.
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Re: Tips or resources on learning all the prepositions at on

Post by Shirley Rollinson » January 28th, 2015, 8:15 pm

Jacob Rhoden wrote: - - -
(I've tried the idea of coming up with sample sentences to memorise using the prepositions in context to provide the clue to the meaning, but my greek is not good enough to make sentences I would want to memorise).
I have some sentences of prepositions in context, online at
http://www.drshirley.org/greek/textbook ... itions.pdf
look for section 17.6 for the ones which can take several cases.
Hang in there - it will get easier as you continue reading and learning.
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Re: Tips or resources on learning all the prepositions at on

Post by Jacob Rhoden » February 3rd, 2015, 1:46 am

Thanks for all useful links and comments.
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