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Offline ContraMundum

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Request for Modern Greek Help
« on: October 20, 2017, 12:46:09 PM »
I thought this might be a good place to solicit a request, a request, of course, everyone is free to decline. I was wondering if there were any native Greeks here who are fluent or at least relatively competent in Ancient Greek. If so, would any be willing to record themselves reading some texts. maybe once a week, which would only take less than 15 min, may times less. The text I am talking about is Athenaze (more specifically, the Italian edition, which has more readings). It's one of the best textbooks out there, but, unfortunately, almost all the audio out there is either reconstructed or the some bastardized erasmian. Audio is an important part of learning any language, and it would be really nice to have something besides the New Testament to modern Greek pronunciation.

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Re: Request for Modern Greek Help
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 03:23:20 PM »
Are you looking for Erasmian pronunciation which is taught in many universities or the way many Greeks pronounce the ancient Greek, more similar to modern Greek ?
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Re: Request for Modern Greek Help
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 04:23:04 PM »
Modern Greek pronunciation. It's easy to find Erasmian and Reconstructed.

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Re: Request for Modern Greek Help
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 05:19:20 PM »
Most Greeks pronounce hymns as modern Greek.
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Re: Request for Modern Greek Help
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 07:59:35 PM »
So to make sure my request is clear. I'm looking for someone who is either a native Greek speaker (or at least comparably close thereto) to do some recordings if they are willing. Of course, I can do some of the recordings myself, but my accent is not that great. Part of understanding a language is understanding its natural rhythm and cadence; something native speakers and few others possess.