New Testament Audio Texts

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Re: New Testament Audio Texts

Postby RandallButh » November 29th, 2012, 6:14 pm

The role of context in understanding conversation and reading material is often not considered sufficiently, in my opinion. Which is why students struggle so to learn and retain Greek vocab. taught by the Grammar-Translation method. It's taught without sufficient context.


Yes, that starts to address why aural input is so important for reading. Aural input increases speed, one of the items that is crucial for good reading. It also builds the phonological loop, another item that is part of the cognitive process of READING. Yes, even Chinese reading has a pre-cognitive phonological loop in the reading processing from visual symbol to understanding. That last point is the iceberg lurking under the surface for ancient grammar translation that assumes, without awareness of the psycholoinguistic research, that aural facility is irrelevant when the goal is simply reading. In fact, the opposite is true-- no aural input, no good reading.
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Re: New Testament Audio Texts

Postby Louis L Sorenson » November 29th, 2012, 9:14 pm

There is a recording of the Psalms on http://www.vivlos.net/psalmoi.html which has the Patriarchal text of 1904 OT text to music and without music. These are very enjoyable texts read at a conversational speed by a modern Greek speaker. I've updated my page to include these recordings. The music was specially written for this scripture presentation and does not intrude on comprehension. Very enjoyable.
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Re: New Testament Audio Texts

Postby Devenios Doulenios » November 30th, 2012, 12:53 pm

Randall wrote:
no aural input, no good reading.


Precisely why reading specialists argue that for a child to develop good reading skills, it is beneficial, even crucial, for parents and others to read aloud to the child from an early age as he/she is acquiring their first language. The same principle evidently holds true for second language acquisition, even for adolescents and adults.

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"τὴν ζωὴν καὶ τὸν θάνατον δέδωκα πρὸ προσώπου ὑμῶν τὴν εὐλογίαν καὶ τὴν κατάραν ἔκλεξαι τὴν ζωήν ἵνα ζῇς σὺ καὶ τὸ σπέρμα σου"-Dt. 30:19

"Ὁδοὶ δύο εἰσί, μία τῆς ζωῆς καὶ μία τοῦ θανάτου."--Διδαχή Α, α'
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Re: New Testament Audio Texts

Postby RandallButh » November 30th, 2012, 1:23 pm

Yes, though it is important to understand what is happening in the first language.

Reading to a child develops vocabulary and structures that are less frequently heard in daily activities. Along with vocabulary they begin to learn to follow a longer presentation in the language. It also develops curiousity for learning. Significantly, it models what reading is, extracting meaning from a written medium, which is an additional item that is not necessary to be relearned when learning to read a second language. The audio input itself is rather insignificant since a child swims in a sea of audio input outside of the times in which they hear a story read.

This is the componet that is missing in NT pedagogy, swimming in a sea of comprehensible audio input in our beginning and intermediate classrooms and in homework.
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Re: New Testament Audio Texts

Postby Louis L Sorenson » February 2nd, 2013, 9:49 am

Kamil (a person from the .cz sphere) just sent me a link to a series of modern Greek audio/video which says it follows the Textus Receptus (unsure of the version) http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL40D66708671D260F . More can be found on
http://www.youtube.com/user/Christisinn
. This is a very enjoyable, easy-paced read for those who want to start listening to audio. The reader (I'm not sure who it is) is very clear in their enunciation, and reads with good emotive content.
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