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Modern Greek
« on: February 06, 2012, 12:42:26 AM »
I have, for a few years, had a desire to learn Modern Greek.  I'm wondering what tools, books, sources, software, etc. are best, in the opinions of those who have learned it, preferably from those who learned it outside the context of a university course (though, of course, I'd appreciate your opinions as well).
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Re: Modern Greek
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 01:46:51 AM »
There's a link on the Holy Metropolis of Pittsburgh's website, "pittsburgh.goarch.org", that indicates a "free" "Learn Modern Greek On line Now," FYI.  I do not know anything about it.
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Re: Modern Greek
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 02:40:13 AM »
I have used Teach Yourself Beginner's Modern Greek and can say "I'm waiting for two friends from London" pefectly.  ;D Learning on your own needs a heap of motivation. I learned German some years ago through a correspondence course and found that fruitful enough to sit exams at the local high school. So if such a course in Modern Greek is available I would recommend it.
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Re: Modern Greek
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 06:37:02 PM »
There's a link on the Holy Metropolis of Pittsburgh's website, "pittsburgh.goarch.org", that indicates a "free" "Learn Modern Greek On line Now," FYI.  I do not know anything about it.

It's a pretty good course and not one to casually start. The rate of instruction is robust.
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Re: Modern Greek
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 07:08:00 PM »
I've been thinking about dropping my pursuance in French to learn Greek (so I can read the Septuagint and the native NT language).

This is the site from the Metropolis' website yes? http://pittsburgh.greeklanguagetutor.com/
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Re: Modern Greek
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 07:28:46 PM »
Thank you all, and that's the link I found Achronos.
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Re: Modern Greek
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 08:27:31 PM »
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Re: Modern Greek
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2012, 03:08:23 PM »
Not to be trite, but i've heard Rosetta Stone works really well, for beginners. 
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Re: Modern Greek
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2012, 08:12:45 PM »
Not to be trite, but i've heard Rosetta Stone works really well, for beginners. 
For conversational Greek, yes, ignoring the $450 or thereabouts cost.
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Re: Modern Greek
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2012, 03:36:49 PM »
I've been thinking about dropping my pursuance in French to learn Greek (so I can read the Septuagint and the native NT language).

This is the site from the Metropolis' website yes? http://pittsburgh.greeklanguagetutor.com/

I just saw this.  So sorry, I misunderstood you before.  I wonder if you could take NT greek in a local college? 
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Re: Modern Greek
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2012, 10:29:26 PM »
In addition to the lessons at the Kypros site, I would also recommend the DLI or FSI course. I am currently using the DLI course along with Kypros.net's course.

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Re: Modern Greek
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2013, 03:17:41 AM »
Id say for you guys  to try language perfect as it worked wonders for my friends who wanted to learn greek, or babylon but i think its just a dictionary.

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Re: Modern Greek
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2013, 11:35:21 AM »
I've been thinking about dropping my pursuance in French to learn Greek (so I can read the Septuagint and the native NT language).

This is the site from the Metropolis' website yes? http://pittsburgh.greeklanguagetutor.com/

You won't be able to read the Septuagint and the NT with Modern Greek, though.
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Re: Modern Greek
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2013, 08:13:12 AM »
I've been thinking about dropping my pursuance in French to learn Greek (so I can read the Septuagint and the native NT language).

This is the site from the Metropolis' website yes? http://pittsburgh.greeklanguagetutor.com/

You won't be able to read the Septuagint and the NT with Modern Greek, though.
You are right about the Septuagint.
The language of the NT is much easier to grasp (with the exception of a couple of Paul's epistles) if you only speak Modern Greek
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