FW: A tip on the alphabet

Theresa Roth theresaroth at sympatico.ca
Fri Jan 17 11:55:38 EST 2003


Thanks.  I am teaching my kids basic Greek and Hebrew as I'm studying them at
Seminary.  I'm fluent in German and am teaching them them more there.  They
learn French in school.

Theresa Roth

Theresa Roth
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Delaware ON N0L 1E0
(519) 878-3632

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Gardner [mailto:billgardner at clubinternetk.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 9:52 AM
> To: Biblical Greek
> Subject: [b-greek] FW: A tip on the alphabet
>
>
> My wife pointed out to me that the letters of the Greek alphabet fit well
> into the song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", which I used to help my
> beginning Greek students learn the names:
>
> "Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta,
> Epsilon, Dzeta, Eta, Theta,
> Iota, Kappa, Lambda, Mu,
> Nu, Xi, Omicron, Pi,
> Rho, Sigma, Tau, Upsilon,
> Phi, Chi, Psi, Omega"
>
> It also has the advantage of grouping together two "triplets" that rhyme,
> i.e. "Dzeta, Eta, Theta" and "Phi, Chi, Psi".
>
> Bill Gardner
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Swedburg [mailto:brian at discoveryhills.org]
> Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 2:08 AM
> To: Biblical Greek
> Subject: [b-greek] Re: Any tips?
>
>
> on 1/16/03 2:25 PM, Roe at d.roe at t-online.de wrote:
>
> >
> > neal massey schrieb:
> >
> >> I am just trying to learn the basics in Greek.  Do you
> >> have any tips?  I'm just now working on learning the
> >> alphabet.  I do enjoy lurking out here and admire yall
> >> for your knowledge in the Greek.  I hope someday to be
> >> able to be able to ask an intelligent question.  Any
> >> help you may be able to offer would be apreciated.
> >
> >Neal and List,
>     Sounds like you have had good ideas for once you are beyond the
> alphabet.  As for now, my suggestions are...
> ~ Don't just think of the Greek alphabet in comparison to the English or
> another alphabet.  Let it stand on it's own as a repertoire of sounds.
> ~ Try taking this necessarily wrote issue in rhythmical pieces, such as
> groupings of three. ALPHA BETA GAMMA - DELTA EPSILON ZETA - etc...
> ~ Once you have the slightest mastery of the alphabet, grab a Greek NT and
> start reading phonetically (by sound) passages you know well in English,
> even if you have know vocabulary or grammar under your belt.  The
> opportunity to just pronounce the sounds (and recognize an occasional AGAPH)
> will help you more than you know, even at this stage when you cannot
> translate or understand the Greek text.
>
> Those are my thoughts.
> Thanks.
>
> Brian P. Swedburg
> Student (Final semester!!)
> >
> >
> >
>
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