Re: Koine(?) Greek
|From:||Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 30, 2000, 11:10|
On Wed, 29 Nov 2000, Steg Belsky wrote:
> All this talk of ConRomanceLangs has got me wanting to get back to work
> on Judean.
> Being in the Near East, Judea had much more influence from Hellenistic
> International Greek (that's Koine, right?) than from Latin, up until the
> point where the RL and Over There timelines diverge, of course.
> So, Judean would have a lot of influence from Greek, specifically the
> kind spoken in the Greek cities in JudeaEtc./Coelesyria/Palestine, and
> probably the kind spoken in Alexandria and Syria/Lebanon, too. So, does
> anyone know where i could find information on the grammar, vocabulary,
> and pronounciation of the kind of Greek spoken in that area from around
> Alexander the Great until the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire?
> Soundshifts would also be good, if anyone has an idea about those.
>L.R. Palmer's The Greek Language has some information on Koine. I
learnt to read it using Teach Yourself New Testamant Greek, a Greek
Testament and the Septuaginta. I'm not aware of any really _good_
sources on Koine or Byzantine Greek, though I'm sure they must
A search on google presented:
Which seems to be quite useful.
Boudewijn Rempt | http://www.valdyas.org