[B-Greek] Listening for reading
nebarry at verizon.net
Tue Aug 10 20:14:22 EDT 2010
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Lightman" <lightmanmark at yahoo.com>
To: "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu>; "B-Greek"
<b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Listening for reading
> Randall has said elsewhere that you cannot really claim to know Ancient
> well unless you can understand an unfamiliar passage read aloud at a
> Motivating challenges like this are the most helpful of all teaching
> If you want to test your ability to understand spoken Greek you can watch
> and see if you can understand it and identify it. It is a fairly famous
> passage but
> it is not from the Greek NT.
> I posted this on several other forums and no one has gotten it yet.
I got it! Epictetus... I'm so proud of myself... :)
Nice to hear good, correct Erasmean pronounciation (ducking, running for
I also liked the way he explained the vocabulary using entirely Greek --
I've started doing that occasionally in both my beginning Latin and
beginning Greek classes. Not bad, though when he was explaining SWMA I
started humming "Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes..."
N.E. Barry Hofstetter
Classics and Bible Instructor, TAA
(2010 Savatori Excellence in Education Winner)
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