[B-Greek] question about Koine and modern greek

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Tue Mar 14 12:49:35 EST 2006

This would be a good question to put to a modern Greek reader who  
looks at the GNT for the first time; however, it won't do for those  
who were raised up in the Greek Orthodox faith and have heard the GNT  
read aloud liturgically and probably have read texts from it for the  
whole of their literate lives. What might be more comparable to an  
English reader/speaker who is reading Chaucer in the original early  
modern English.

On Mar 14, 2006, at 12:33 PM, Octavio Rodriguez wrote:

> Dear Sir:
>  My question is how a modern greek speaker could understand the  
> koine .
> For example, if a Modern Greek speaker would read for the first time
> the NT in Koine, what are the problems that he would have?
> Regards
> Octavio Rodriguez
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