Stephen Hughes wrote:Some people say learning a language takes 10,000 hours, if you have a family, then you're young, you have time. Learning the language and reading the book are both real-time activities. Don't be put off by that.
Dwayne Green wrote:Hi Barry,
I've been self studying for the last 4 years or so with the help of online communities, and although I'm no expert, I have found a level of reading fluency. I am able to read the gospels with relative ease, Luke is still hard though. I've come to expect certain patterns of usage in these books, and of course the use of the aorist tense in these narratives. I bring my GNT to church with me, and I am, for the most part, able to follow along when the pastor is preaching on an NT passage. My advice is this... Keep pressing forward, things may get difficult and discouraging, but remember why it is that you want to learn koine! To read God's Word in the language he gave it! Go slow, concepts don't get branded in memory unless you take your time and pour over the meterial. There have been times that I've spent days on the same chapter. Also, be consistent. A little each day is better than a bunch once a week.
To answer your question, I mostly read my GNT. If I need to refer to something quickly, I go to my english version for convenience.
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