Stephen Carlson wrote:David M. Miller wrote:It seems to me that there is a real need for an up-to-date intermediate grammar that gets at how Greek works, and that avoids categories based merely on English translation or on context. To be sure, we need a reference grammar as well http://hypotyposeis.org/weblog/2013/01/major-desideratum.html, but that sort of thing tends to be the work of a life-time; an intermediate level textbook is a more realistic option. Who is up for the challenge?
Well, the typical approach to making intermediate grammars is to abridge earlier reference grammars, so without any recent activity on the reference grammar front, I fear that new intermediate grammars are unlikely to be up-to-date. To make an up-to-date intermediate grammar, I think one would pretty much need to do the work for a real reference, so why not go for the big ring?
But while we're waiting for one to be produced, here we can at least speculate what should go into such a work.
I'm by no means up-to-date, but I'd be interested in working as part of a group of teachers, if we could get such a group together, to start on an intermediate grammar. If a group wanted to do an initial version as .pdf files online, I'd be willing to host it - or it could maybe be hosted on the B-Greek site ?
For a start, to get us thinking - what topics should be covered, and in what order ?