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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005

    Default Dialects

    The Greek flashcard section of BW7 pronounces the omicron and the omega the same.

    This is quite different from the Zondervan CD readings of vocab and NT sections.

    Is there a standard for Koine dialect?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004


    Quote Originally Posted by mcnamarad
    The Greek flashcard section of BW7 pronounces the omicron and the omega the same.,,
    The flash cards offer a mixture of Erasmian and Koine Greek pronunciation. The identical pronunciation of the omicron and the omega is one of the Koine pronunciations.

    If you want a demonstration of both Erasmian and Koine (Modern) Greek pronunciation (for it can be demonstrated that modern pronunciation is virtually identical to New Testament times and before), you can either go to the Greek Paradigms (under the Resources Menu) and click on the two variations there, or, if you want a very close example of Koine (modern) pronunciation, you can go to --

    The individual who has recorded these pronunciations is an American (Texan) linguist, but his Koine Greek accent is about as good as you'll find in an Anglo. He reads the New Testament slowly enough for a beginner to follow, and as I said, his pronunciation is quite good.

    Of course, the best source for Koine (modern) pronunciation is native Greeks themselves.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2004

    Default Changing pronunciation in the Flashcards

    You can change between the Erasmian and Modern pronunciations in the flashcard module, if you wish.

    Open the Vocabulary Flashcard module, then select Tools and choose Options. On the left side of the window, toward the bottom, are options to use either the Erasmian or Modern Greek pronunciations.


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