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Greek Practice Passages
This assignment has two parts.
Part One: Greek Marks and Diacritics
In addition to the letters of the Greek alphabet, you also need to be familiar
with the diacritics and other marks that are used in written Greek. There
is a lot of material at the website which is not
included in Croy, but don't forget to read through Croy as well (Lesson 1 section
3, section 5 , and section
6), and then make sure you cover the material on these webpages:
Part Two: Practice Writing
Now you should be ready for some practice passages. It would be great if
you want to do all 5 of the Practice
Passages, but you are required just to
work on two of these passages (your choice), provided that
you spend approximately one hour on this work.
You will need to be online to listen to the audio, but you should probably
also print out the passages to make it easier to work from.
Here is what you are required to do:
- Read the whole passage in English. Read through the whole
passage in English, so you can understand more or less what is going on
in the Greek. Don't worry about making word-by-word connections. The point
here is to practice your reading and writing skills
- you obviously don't know how to translate from Greek into English yet!
- Listen to the whole passage. Click on the big audio
button to listen to the whole passage. Follow along by looking at the Greek.
- Listen bit by bit. Listen a bit of audio, paying close
attention to the Greek text. Listen to each
bit repeatedly until you feel confident, and then move on to the next bit.
- Listen and repeat bit by bit. Listen to a bit of audio
and then repeat the Greek words out loud yourself, while looking at the text.
Read each bit out loud repeatedly until you feel confident, and then move
on to the next bit.
- Read the whole passage out loud. Read the whole
Greek passage out loud from beginning to end, without listening to the audio.
Do you feel confident about this? Then you are ready to go on to the next
- Write bit by bit, with audio - letters only. Listen to
a bit of audio, and then copy it out as you say the words out loud in Greek.
Write out the letters of the words, but do not write any of the breathing
marks or accent marks - just focus on the letters. Make sure you say the words
out loud in Greek - do not ever try to write Greek without saying it out loud
to yourself! Write out each bit in Greek repeatedly until you feel confident,
and then move on to the next bit.
- Write bit by bit, with audio - letters and marks. Listen
to a bit of audio, and then copy it out as you say the words out loud in Greek.
Write out the Greek as you see it - with letters, breathing marks, accent
marks, and punctuation. Make sure
you say the words out loud in Greek - do not ever try to write Greek without
saying it out loud to yourself! Write out each bit in Greek repeatedly until
you feel confident, and then move on to the next bit.
- Write the whole passage. Write out the whole Greek passage
from beginning to end, without listening to the audio but saying it out loud
to yourself. You can choose to do the letters only, or you can choose to do
the breathing and accent marks as well - it's up to you.
Do the Declaration for this assignment
Greek Practice Passages (2 points). Here is the
text of the Declaration that you will find in Desire2Learn:
True or False: I have worked on AT LEAST TWO of the Practice
True or False: I have spent AT LEAST ONE HOUR working on
the Practice Passages.
Laura Gibbs, Ph.D.
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