A Greek Alphabetarion
A Primer for Teaching How to Read, Write, and Pronounce Ancient and Biblical Greek
A Greek Alphabetarion includes CD-Rom which pronounces every example in the book!
Greek grammars typically devote only a few pages to the Greek alphabet and to learning how to pronounce and read Greek. Students are then expected to go on and study the grammar of the language without first mastering the basic skill of reading it. The two distinct skills of reading and of analyzing formal grammar are best learned in sequence, not simultaneously.
A Greek Alphabetarion corrects this common deficiency in Greek grammars by helping the student step-by-step to master reading Greek before moving on to study Greek grammar.
Features of this book:
- Alphabetics – the complete system of signs and sounds of the Greek alphabet, with reviews, exercises and final examination.
- Syllabary – practice blending consonants and vowels and pronouncing syllables in Greek.
- Chrestomathy – practice reading example passages in Greek.
- Phonetics – the complete system of Greek phonetic values and their relations, with reviews and final examination.
- Letter-Card Activities – practice Greek pronunciation and letter recognition.
- “For Your Information” – a section of items of interest to more advanced students!
- Appendix – a history of the Greek alphabet and a comparison of ancient classical alphabets.
About the Author
Harvey Bluedorn has been writing about English and Koine Greek grammar for over 20 years. His award-winning Greek curriculum A Greek Alphabetarion and Homeschool Greek is used by students all over the world. He is also the author of Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style and Ancient History from Primary Sources and other books and curricula for homeschooling. Harvey has been a speaker for over 30 years at homeschool conventions across the United States. He lives with his Laurie near New Boston, Illinois. Their five children are all grown.