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1.2 Remarks on Pronunciation

Make noise! Croy recommends that you read the Greek out loud ("there is much value in reading it aloud" as he says). I would go even farther than that. You cannot learn Greek unless you read it out loud ALL THE TIME. The idea that you can learn a language through silent reading and writing is just not realistic.

Multiple activities. The best is a combination of multiple activities, such as speaking aloud while you read, or speaking aloud while you write - or speaking aloud while you dance around the room. Of course, I am not going to require you to dance around the room. But if you did... you would find that it would help a lot! (This is called kinaesthetic learning, which is based on Greek roots meaning "awareness, aesth, through movement, kin.)

Croy provides some remarks about pronunciation that you should read, and there is much more detailed information here at the website about pronunciation. Please make sure you check out the following pages:

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