I was sent this as a text, and I don’t really know what it means. Can someone who is Greek help me translate the word and tell me what it means?
Romance, Slavic and Germanic languages are all diverse and spread out, yet the Hellenic branch failed to see such success. Why is that?
They were a major world power, so it's even stranger that the Hellenic languages never evolved and diversified. The only Hellenic language is Greek (and arguably, some more derived dialects).
Hello, I just decided to share my language learning progress with Greek so far.
In December of 2018, when I was a sophomore in High School, I became fascinated with the Greek language. I loved the music, the Kaini Diathiki, the sound of the language, the culture, and everything about Greece.
I'm not even Greek or related to anyone Greek, but I decided I wanted to be fluent in the language one day.
So I learned as much as possible. If language was a food, I devoured all the Greek I could. I got my self full and for a few months (probably 2 or 3) I advanced in the language. I only understood basic phrases and got familiar with the sounds of the language.
However, I got discouraged. I felt lonely in my pursuit of learning Greek, and I could not reliably find any one my age to practice Greek with. Because of this, and other reasons, I gave up on learning the language.
I became sick of Greek. I didn't like the sound of Greek anymore, and I had burnt out. (I would also learn a little Greek a couple of days at a time every 5-6 months lol).
Well, flash forward a bit more than 2 years later, last week. I happened to be on an Instagram group chat for semi-finalists of a language program, and saw this Greek girl joined the group chat. I asked her if she spoke Greek, and all of a sudden, we were having a written conversation in Greek and I could understand what she was saying!
The feeling was great, that I actually spoke in Greek with a girl my age. I realized I knew more Greek then I gave myself credit for. I thought I forgot all my Greek cause I hadn't had exposure in many months. And this little interaction was all the boost I needed to commit myself to learning Greek again!
Yesterday, I was just reading Filos Pergamos Bible, and as usual, I didn't understand any of the words. ..Until I came to Matthew 8:2
Kαι ξάφνου, ένας λεπρός, καθώς ήρθε, τον προσκυνούσε, λέγοντας: Kύριε, αν θέλεις, μπορείς να με καθαρίσεις.
I actually understood it! This was the first time I understood most of a sentence just by reading it the 1st time! It was like an "aha" moment! Today, when I was browsing through articles, I was able to understand simple sentences all of a sudden! And when I heard simple phrases on Youtube, I could understand them as well!
Granted, I'm still an A1 beginner, but this is very encouraging for me!!! I am actually making progress!!
Now, in retrospect, here are some lessons I have learned that I want to share with you guys:
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Hey everybody, I'm sorry for the silly question, but I'm learning how to speak Greek and would love to find videogames that have Greek translations. When I was learning other languages, Animal Crossing was a huge help to get me introduced to more conversational sentences and interactions. I've seen posts like this that mention things like God of War, but I'm honestly a very casual gamer and would like something more lowkey and dialogue-focused (like Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley, etc.), if possible.
Since my only console is the (PAL) DS Lite I bought for Animal Crossing, computer games are preferred. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
It was sent to me as a text from someone. I can’t find the meaning on the internet or any greek slang websites. What does it mean?
Can we actually speak of a Semitized Greek or a Judeo-Greek?
Hopefully someone can answer this...
See title. Also I'm aware that modern Greek is vastly different from the type that is contemporary to the story, but it's probably still closer than any non-extinct language.
I’ve learned that even if you can speak English fluently, you can only go so far back in history before old English becomes essentially completely impossible to understand. A huge reason for the change i thought was due to the language’s Germanic origins being mixed with French.
How does this compare to Greek? If you are a native Greek could you go back to the Classical times and talk to people like Socrates?
EDIT: Thank you guys so much for your answers, I am a little confused because a lot of yalls’ answers kinda of contradict each other.
It seems like there are a lot of threads, articles and videos about choosing between these languages, but not many sources offer guidance for those of us who just can't pick one. Even if you plan on acquiring both, you still have to choose one to start with. Well, at least if you want to become fluent without wasting too much time, the consensus is that sticking to one language at a time yields better results. Considering that learning a language effectively is a years long commitment, I'd like to hear from anyone that has succeeded to their satisfaction on the matter.
All of this is coming from a hobbyist perspective. For people who don't need to speak and write in a classic language for career related reasons. And also for the highly inflected language newbie.
I'm trying to steer this discussion towards a more general tone, but here are a few personal things that keep me from choosing: I'm interested in actually speaking the languages with people, not just reading them. I've stumbled across a lot of Latin speaking communities and resources, but not as many ancient Greek speaking spaces. I'm more eager for Greek literature in general, Epic and Attic, no new testament for me. I'm a native Spanish speaker with a background in natural sciences.
I'll probably post this in r/languagelearning too, just wanted to hear from the classicists first.
Dear Kraken team, I made a request with number #4146103 regarding my verification progress. The picture I uploaded from my ID is only the back page. I thought you would have the option to upload 2 images, front and back. Also the letters are in Greek which are not latin. Could you please stop my verification pending process in order to try to upload again with both sides of my ID in one picture file this time? It has been 2 days now and I have no news from you.
Hi guys, I’m a Greek canadian with about an intermediate knowledge of Greek. I grew up immersed in the language but what’s been especially helping is taking modern Greek courses at my university to improve my grammar/vocabulary. I’m graduating in the spring and would like like to find an online intensive course/company so I can continue lessons. Does anyone know of or have any experience with an online course? Preferably Id like it to be live courses multiple times per week. My goal is to achieve conversational fluency. Thanks!
What do biblical scholars have to say about whether Hebrews is a translation or not?
Hi! I’m looking to supplement what I’m learning through Language Transfer with a structured book. I came across Living Language Greek, but have seen some mixed reviews—has anyone used this before? Is it good, bad, mediocre? If you don’t recommend this, do you know of another book that would be resourceful? Thanks in advance:)
I've not even installed greek language pack, only set region to it, yet it changes my display language to greek as you can see from images attached. How to I change display language to english?
edit: fixed by installing greek language pack!! then setting English as priority
So,before we start I'm gonna give you some bg info. I(f14) live in greece,a country which has a purposely horrible educational system to get private tutors more business.
I have serious difficulties with the subject mentioned in the title and my mom took the initiative herself to hire a tutor for me(something which I was against as,even though the subject is difficult and I understand nothing of grammar,have managed to get by by overcompensating in ancient text translation with slightly above average grades).
At first,the lessons helped me quite a bit,as they taught me the basics of grammar and all the things I didn't know. Now,however,ancient greek lessons are nothing but an extremely stressful mentally draining thorn in my side that causes me literally at least one panic attack a week.
I can already hear the 1-3 people who see this wondering: Well why don't you just tell your mom about it?
The reason why is that I already have,but she won't listen and will only let me stop after this school year is over. That was the last time we even talked about the issue. I had had numerous emotional breakdowns in front of her before that,and that was the only compromise I was able to reach,and I promised to never speak of that topic to her again.
Every time I tried to talk to her she would dismiss me and say shit like this:
"We already employed her,we can't just leave her without business" even tho she's got a remarkable amount of business
"She did us a favor by making time for you" which doesn't make sense since teach was the one who offered her lessons to my mom
"It would be embarrassing for me" Now that just fucking broke my heart when I heard it because that showed me that it's not my mental well being she is taking into consideration,but her own fucking pride.
And after saying things like the above phrases worded differently and I started crying out of stress,she would threaten to call my father to come home and have me hear it from him.That is extremely scary as he would be tired and so angry that it would bring me more tears.
Other times,she will just hug me and say that she loves me and pretty much shut me down.
I can't take this anymore,she won't listen because,and I quote, "We don't start things and drop them when we're halfway done".
She chooses to not only ignore the fact that the lessons are causing my mental health to spiral worse than it already was,but she also chooses to just say I'm overreacting.
I am currently in the bathroom bawling... keep reading on reddit ➡
Knowing God's name is the most important thing in the universe, according to Jehovah's Witnesses.
Yet neither they, nor anyone else, know what it is.
I like Greek and Roman myths so I wanted to learn Ancient Greek as it is the author language of pieces like the Iliad or Odyssey (and I'm sure, many more.) However, I'm also interested in Christianity and the Bible. I hear many people talking about Classical Greek and New Testament Greek as different things. Is this true? Would I not be able to study the NT if I decided to learn Classical Greek? And if so, how much intelligibility and shared vocabulary and ideas are between them?
In advance, thanks
Any feedback would be appreciated!
Also, did they notice that non-Indo-European languages like Aramaic and Egyption were not similar to Indo-European languages?
Hi everybody! I'm making a post about Anatolia. I'm translating place names into English. (Literally)
As every Greek, who younger than Jesus, knows that Anatolia has a strong Greek heritage even today. Aegean coast to the Caucasus, Antioch to Trapezius.
Thanks to the documentation I'm able to find explanations about the biggest cities like Edirne(Hadrianapolis), Antakya(Antioch), İzmir(Smyrna), Sinop(Sinope), etc.
But I have a little bit of difficulty with some names, and I'm not sure about their translation. Are they Greek or Phrygian or Hittite? If they are Greek what the meaning of the name?
I asked one question about the one settlement at this sub. I was going to ask more but I don't want to turn your country sub into an etymological atlas and translation mixture. So I think it's more sensible to ask sources about that.
I want to ask you ;
To clarify what I'm doing I want to give an example.
I don't want to know just the Greek version of the name, I wanted to know the meaning of that name.
I want to investigate names and reach the outcome written in bold. If it's possible
Basically, if the Turks had adopted the Greek language but remained Muslims and founded an Islamic Greek-speaking Ottoman Empire, would they have fully Islamized Greece itself? And would this in turn have led to a “Republic of Greece” that is basically a territorial fusion of modern-day Greece and Turkey where the people are Greek-speaking and identify as Hellenic, but they are Muslims?
Or would you have a Muslim “East Greece” and a Christian “West Greece” corresponding to modern-day Turkey and Greece, respectively?