Greek Pronunciation

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  1. Psalm 95

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    How do you pronounce greek? Modern or Erasmian?

    I will have some extra time for study this autumn, and think that I will try to learn at least som New Testament Greek.

    I got to know that some greek scholars use modern greek pronounciation, instead of erasmian. This could simplify a little since I have a greek friend.

    Would it be a big mistake to learn modern greek pronunciation?
     
  2. jonathan.borland

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    If you take classical Greek at any major Western university you will learn the so-called Erasmian pronunciation. The same is true for most Koine or biblical Greek programs. I recommend you learn the one everyone else is learning so you're not misunderstood (if ever in the situation) by the vast majority of all those who have studied ancient Greek.
     
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    Once you get far enough to start actual translation. Practice on the Gospel of John or 1 Peter. Those are the easiest.
     
  4. Deacon

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    Logos Bible Software offers many products at a reasonable prices, including a Greek pronounciation addin

    Greek Audio New Testament with Erasmian and Modern Data Sets

    You will need to purchase a Logos product that offers a Greek text to use the product however.
    [I'd suggest purchasing the most costly program you can, it will be worth it and will save you money in the long run when you decide to upgrade!]

    (Alas, the Hebrew prounciation addin is still giving them troubles and isn't yet available.)

    The product allows you to hear how individual Greek words are pronounced; your choice either modern or Erasmian.

    They also offer the Greek Audio New Testament which will "read" full passages using Erasmian prounciation.

    Rob
     
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    But I didn't answer your question did I? :tongue3:

    Of course some might insist that G_d speaks with an Erasmian accent...

    but languages change and did so even before Erasmus developed his particular (peculiar) form of pronunciation.

    I’d say go modern.

    Rob
     
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  7. Psalm 95

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    Thank you all for advices.

    /Psalm 95
     

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