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Questions about learning or teaching the Greek language, including Ancient Greek, Medieval Greek and Modern Greek.

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Learning to speak without thinking about grammar

I recently started learning (modern) Greek. As this is the first time I've tried to learn a second language, I have a question about learning to speak more naturally. Because Greek has such a ...
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Is it worth learning modern conversational Greek to help with learning classical and/or Attic Greek?

I currently have only a small amount of Greek learning and most of it is Homeric Greek with a little bit of Attic from reading the New Testament. Modern Greek is classified as a "Level IV" ...
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What is the relationship between Greek letters gamma (γ) and nu (ν)? [closed]

Having only a basic grasp of the Greek alphabet (as used in math and physics mostly), I am sometimes confused when looking at Greek spelling of certain proper names or words. The most common source of ...
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How can Greek manuscripts be intelligible with Hebrew characters placed in it?

In certain old fragments of the Greek Septuigent the name of YHWH alone is written in paleo-Hebrew letters. I’m a novice at Greek, but isn’t it necessary for all proper nouns and names to be written ...
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Resources for autonomous study of Ancient Greek, especially from the Classical period?

Unbeknownst to many, Ancient Greek, spoken roughly from 9th century BCE to the 6th century CE, can be subdivided into several periods, i.e. the Archaic period, the Classical period and the Hellenistic ...
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List of all two and three letter syllables in Koine Greek required

I'd like to get a list of all possible two and three letter syllables in Koine Greek. Reference I have used is: https://www.sttmedia.com/syllablefrequency-greek but I'm afraid it doesn't contain ...
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Where can I find rhythm and melody for modern spoken Greek?

I am interested in working on rhythm and melody for modern Greek: tempo, pitch, etc. Is there a resource that either explains this, or has spoken conversation that represents modern Greek tempo and ...
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Mnemonics for learning Greek alphabet?

I'm looking for resources that use mnemonics for the Greek alphabet, so I can learn the writing system in less time. I would prefer a printed or printable resources (ideally small), but an electronic ...
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Media-assisted Greek learning

As described in an excellent post, watching a movie multiple times with and without subtitles greatly improves comprehension. I did a similar thing with books once: I knew the L1 version and read the ...
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Are there any good dictionaries for Ancient Greek? [closed]

I do realize this question might be difficult to answer as most words in Ancient Greek are hard to translate, and some have whole studies around them. But as there isn't a stack exchange for Ancient ...
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Is it easier for someone who has a background in physics, mathematics, etc. to learn Greek?

My probability professor once told us that he had been able to identify a pharmacy (φαρμακείο) during a trip in Greece simply by using his knowledge of greek letters. (In case you didn't know, math ...
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Can anyone recommend a free and online Greek-to-English dictionary?

The dictionary may optionally render the Greek word with the Roman alphabet but must include one or more definitions in English that explain the meaning. In particular, I am trying to find out why "...
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Dictionary for learners of modern Greek?

Is there a learner's dictionary for present-day Greek? This would be either of the following: A monolingual dictionary in which the definitions are written in a simpler subset of Greek, many ...
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Online platform for learning Greek

I'm searching for an online platform for learning the Greek language. It's important for me to learn spelling and writing with both the old and new Greek alphabets. Is there a platform for this? And ...