[B-Greek] Comprehensive Collection of Carl's Ad Nauseums

Bryant J. Williams III bjwvmw at com-pair.net
Sun Sep 16 16:30:08 EDT 2007


Dear John,

5.    Read, Read, Read, as much as one's ability as many different Greek texts.
6.    Always ask questions.

This is my proverb
7.    Always continue learning; otherwise one dies.

Rev. Bryant J. Williams III
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From: "John M. Linebarger" <jmlineb at comcast.net>
To: <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2007 12:09 PM
Subject: [B-Greek] Comprehensive Collection of Carl's Ad Nauseums


> I've only been a subscriber to the B-Greek list for a few months now, but I've
come to recognize a pattern.  Whenever Carl Conrad introduces a concept with the
phrase, "I've been insisting on this list ad nauseum that ...," I know that a
paedogogical pearl is coming.  So I thought I'd start collecting in one place a
list of Carl's ad nauseums, and I'd like your help in coming up with a
comprehensive list.  (Please feel free to chime in yourself, Carl; ad fontes and
all that.)
>
> CARL CONRAD'S PAEDOGOGICAL AD NAUSEUMS
>
> 1.  Learn at least a year of Attic Greek before proceeding to Koine Greek
> 2.  The goal of learning Greek should be to think in Greek, not to produce an
English translation
> 3.  Reading large chunks of unfamiliar text is vital to being able to master
the language
> 4.  Before looking up a word in the lexicon, exhaust all near and far
contextual possibilities first.  In other words, try very hard to figure out the
meaning of an unfamiliar word from its context before giving up and looking it
up in the dictionary.
>
> Other additions or corrections?  Eulogiai!
>
> John M. Linebarger
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