Since I’ve been a bit lacking on my study of written Greek this week, I must fall back on my study of modern Greek, via video!
So, now my spoken modern Greek is progressing, but I’m still struggling to find films that are slow enough to understand at the very early levels of modern Greek. I did find some materials by the Hellenic American Union, which I’ll have to dig through my paper notes to get, so if there are interested replies in the comments here, I’ll post that material for next Wednesday.
My notes thus far:
Someone asked how to form the infinitive in modern Greek, since, well… there is none!
-Una pregunta, Juanjo. Si en griego moderno no existe el infinitivo, ¿cómo podría traducir del español un verbo que actúa como sujeto al griego? Por ejemplo, si quiero traducir “el caminar es bueno” o “fumar es malo para la salud”, ¿cómo sería?
So, even the comments, it turns out, are interesting, in Juanjo’s videos! More on my continuing striving with both LXX and modern Greek next week, friends:
Yassas, γεια σας !
Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:
1.) Search for two different resources to translate the word “Hello” into Greek.
2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.
3.) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the resources you found, perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,
4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a Greek word, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.
Let’s #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail and support these four key parts of our #PublicDomainInfrastructure & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !
September, 12020 HE