[B-Greek] NT Greek accents
dmiller at briercrest.ca
Mon Sep 20 11:49:26 EDT 2004
Like you, I am teaching first year Greek for the first time this fall.
Because I now wish I had been encouraged to learn accents when I started
taking Greek, I am offering my students 5% extra credit as an incentive.
This way keen students have some encouragement to learn the accenting
system, but no one loses marks if they choose not to learn it.
At present I only test for accents on the English to Greek part of
vocabulary quizzes, but I may throw in some extra accenting exercises down
the road. Of course, all students will have to learn those instances where
accents make a significant difference in meaning.
David Miller, Ph.D. (Cand.)
Assistant Professor of New Testament
From: Jun Cagas [mailto:juncagas2002 at yahoo.com]
Sent: September 17, 2004 9:10 AM
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [B-Greek] NT Greek accents
I'm a Bible college teacher and I'm teaching Greek 1 and 2 this year. (This
is the first year we require this of our Bible students.) We don't have the
new books I read about here, like Mounce's, so I'm just content with what we
have, which is Machen's. Seems like his is not much of a book for many now.
I myself learned 1st year Greek from Ray Summer's book.
But my question to you experienced Greek teachers there is this: Do I really
need to teach the accents?
I think, yeah, if you'd like to read correctly. But if just for study and
exegesis, does it really matter?
God bless . . .
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