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Penelope Kappa

Postby Penelope Kappa » October 13th, 2013, 11:18 am

Hi, I am a native greek speaker, and I want to focus on koine greek. My goal is not only to read the texts (which I can already with reasonable ease) but to be able to remember/learn/recognise grammar and syntax, and to develop active skills. To be able to write and compose texts. What better way than to study the biblical texts?

I have had some years of ancient greek at school, but that was ages ago.

Fortunately I don't have to struggle with alphabet, vocabulary etc... except many words have a different meaning in modern greek so I do have to look out for unseen traps :mrgreen: I have decided to forget I am a native speaker and approach this as if I know nothing (as much as possible), otherwise this can lead into the most unbelievable linguistic messes (that is: me composing texts that are neither biblical nor modern).

My accent is modern, but I can understand other pronounciations as well.

I can't wait to start reading this forum, and I am very happy to have found like minded people, who love biblical greek.
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Re: Penelope Kappa

Postby Jonathan Robie » October 13th, 2013, 2:50 pm

Welcome, Penelope!

And yes, if you are looking for people who love biblical Greek, I think you are in the right place!
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Penelope Kappa

Postby Penelope Kappa » October 13th, 2013, 3:14 pm

Thank you, Jonathan.
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Re: Penelope Kappa

Postby Barry Hofstetter » October 14th, 2013, 8:23 am

Penelope Kappa wrote:Hi, I am a native greek speaker, and I want to focus on koine greek. My goal is not only to read the texts (which I can already with reasonable ease) but to be able to remember/learn/recognise grammar and syntax, and to develop active skills. To be able to write and compose texts. What better way than to study the biblical texts?

I have had some years of ancient greek at school, but that was ages ago.

Fortunately I don't have to struggle with alphabet, vocabulary etc... except many words have a different meaning in modern greek so I do have to look out for unseen traps :mrgreen: I have decided to forget I am a native speaker and approach this as if I know nothing (as much as possible), otherwise this can lead into the most unbelievable linguistic messes (that is: me composing texts that are neither biblical nor modern).

My accent is modern, but I can understand other pronounciations as well.

I can't wait to start reading this forum, and I am very happy to have found like minded people, who love biblical greek.



Greetings, Penelope, jump right in, the water's fine. When I was pursuing my undergrad in Classics, I observed this very thing that you are on guard against. We occasionally had students from Greece sign up for "easy" authors such as NT or Xenophon. Those who had studied their Ancient Greek diligently prior to attending such a class did just fine. Those who hadn't were no better than, and in some cases worse, than students who had started their Greek just three semesters before.
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Re: Penelope Kappa

Postby Penelope Kappa » October 14th, 2013, 10:22 am

Thanks Barry!
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