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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 exist. A search on google presented: Which seems to be quite useful. Boudewijn Rempt |