Wonderous Greek Wednesdays during Sukkot?

Here is where I am in my study of modern Greek this week!  No sukkah blowing down in the cold rain of the DC/Baltimore area these days, but this year, with Covid-19, no ‘Sukkah-hopping’ either, alas.  I never particularly liked candy, but I always enjoy the pun on the phrase ‘LaShev(et) baSukkah’ as we sit down in a chair to make the brachah (blessing) over some bit of mazonot (non-meal food, like a snack) and drink: LaShevet   means both to live and to sit, literally, hence the joke!  🙂

Coming back to Greek!  (oops!)  My notes thus far (I hope to get back to adding the Septuagint again in the next few weeks, after NaNoWriMo…):

October 6, 2020 –
page 1
1.1% “Read transcript for first video, which is very easy: a simple introduction with formal and plural explained.”



So, it turns out that The Hellenic American Union (HAU, this particular file available at: https://www.hau.gr/?i=learning.en.video-lists) has both videos and podcasts, both with written transcripts, for learners of modern Greek.

  More on my continuing striving with Greek next week, friends:

Yassas,   γεια σας!    Salût !  Nos vemos!  Görüşürüz!     ! שָׁלוֹם

Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Search for two different resources to translate the word “How are you?” 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 modern 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.

Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind? 

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
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Sukkot (Chol HaMoed day 2) 5781

October, 12020 HE

(The previous lesson plan since this post, and the most recent lesson plan…)

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