[B-Greek] Fwd: Re: Fwd: Re: Modern vs. Erasmian pronunciation, something new

Anthony Buzzard anthonybuzzard at mindspring.com
Thu Nov 30 19:33:16 EST 2006

For myself, I think the reading of the language aloud is one of the 
greatest blessings to be gained from studying the NT. One has a sense 
of authenticity if one is reading it in a way that a Greek would 
understand it today. I think that learning to read is considerably 
easier with the modern form, though spelling is probably harder since 
there are many sounds which sound "ee."
For modern linguists involved in theology I thoroughly recommend the 
modern version, not that this is a matter of "right and wrong" of 
course. I do not understand language about being "split" over this issue.

Anthony Buzzard

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>There is an easy answer - find a text book you like and use whatever it uses
>[a good rule for any language that has a multiplicity of dialects and no
>accepted standard pronunciation].  You will rarely read Greek aloud, so
>despite the question's great theoretical importance, in practice it rarely
>Kevin Riley
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>Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Fwd: Re: Modern vs. Erasmian pronunciation, something
>After reading these post on Modern vs. Erasmian pronunciation I'm more
>Confused about which I should use. At this point in my life (I'm 62) all
>I wanted to do is fulfill a life's dream and that is learn to read and
>Do a little work in the Greek New Testament. So I'm setting here and
>Still asking which should I use but I should have know that there would
>Not be a consensus. Just like my 40 years of work in the church there
>Has never been a consensus but then again that as also brought a lot of
>Enjoyment and it has driven me to do a lot studying that I may not have
>Done. So now the question remains. Which one? And can I decide that?
>:-) Questions, questions.
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Anthony Buzzard

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