[B-Greek] Top Ten Things that B-Greekers will be giving up this year for Lent
stbaldwi at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 14 15:02:56 EST 2010
OK KURIOS FWS
Since I've been b-greeking, I was initially curious about the interlinear debate -- pros and cons and etc. latterly baffled at the high level of anxiety [almost verging on hysteria?] that the subject generates.
In my 46 years in the Lord's Church I:
1. have sadly met very few people, lay or clergy who are much interested in the Biblical languages
2. Don't know anyone other than me who owns an interlinear
3. Have never seen anyone using an interlinear, or admit to using one [maybe that's the rub].
Maybe I don't mix in the right circles. Maybe there are secret societies of interlinear readers...
My revised No 10: Talking about interlinears
stbaldwi at hotmail.com
> Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 20:38:13 -0800
> From: lightmanmark at yahoo.com
> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [B-Greek] Top Ten Things that B-Greekers will be giving up this year for Lent
> Top Ten Things that B-Greekers will
> be giving up this year for Lent
> 10. Interlinears.
> 9. Finding the main verb first.
> 8. Lurking on V-Sanskrit.
> 7. Three words: College Basketball...ουχι! OUCI
> 6. Using the subjunctive instead of the optative after a secondary tense.
> 5. Regarding #8 above, "V" is for "Vedic." The Vedas are
> sort of the Hindu Bible. Biblical Greek, Vedic Sanskrit.
> Get it? Yes? No?
> 4. When you tell people that you are reading Greek, and they say to you
> "It's all Greek to me," not making enough of an effort to conceal the
> sarcasm in your voice when you say in response: "Wow, that's really
> funny. That's the first time I've heard that one."
> 3. Just to be clear about #8 above. This is a joke. As far as
> I know, there is no V-Sanskrit, although there probably is a
> list similar to ours for Sanskrit students. But what do you guys
> think of the argument that Sanskrit is the second most important
> language for Biblical Greekers to learn, after Hebrew? I suppose
> Aramaic and Latin have a case. If your Greek is fairly good, would
> that make learning Sanskrit much easier? I'm told that Vedic syntax
> has some similarities to Homeric Greek. I would like to see for myself.
> Also, I wonder how V-Sanskriters deal with living language issues.
> Do they argue about the value of learning Modern Hindi? Do they fight over
> pronunciation? Are there any V-Sanskriters lurking on our list
> right now? Is learning a little Sanskrit a dangerous thing for B-Greekers?
> If someone was studying Sanskrit and they wanted to learn
> a little Greek, say just the alphabet and look through a few grammars and
> make note of all the cognates from PIE, would you tell them that learning a
> little Greek is a dangerous thing? If not, why is it a dangerous thing for
> 2 Smooth breathings.
> And the number one thing that B-Greekers will be giving up this year for
> 1. Our New Year's Resolutions!
> Mark L
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