[B-Greek] A Greek Pedagogical Question

Elizabeth Kline kline-dekoning at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 21 17:38:22 EDT 2005

Randall Buth wrote:

> ... linguists can attest that much of what speakers say 'about' a
> language is not often valid when it comes to explanation. The bizarre
> side appears when an adult language user can give either a theoretical
> or a popular explanation about a structure but cannot fluently use it
> or understand it when hearing it at normal conversational speeds. I
> don't advocate analyzing a structure as a doorway into fluency.

Why is this bizarre? Can a typical NT translation consultant order a meal in
Koine? Was fluency even a goal in their professional training?

Elizabeth Kline 

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