Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Simple Greek Sentence

I want to walk you through translating a simple Greek sentence. Realize that this is a VERY easy sentence and the processing might seem unnecessary. However, when you follow this processing consistently with easy sentences, you will find the harder sentences become manageable.

The process prescribed is as following.
PARSE all words possible: nouns, verbs, adjectives, and connect the definite article to the word it goes with. You don't necessarily have to provide all parsing elements, so make up some abbreviations that you'll remember. You'll see mine in the video.
1) Locate the subject
2) Look for something modifying or attached to the subject
3) Locate the verb
4) Locate objects of the verb (both direct and indirect)

Watch the video for details. And please, let me know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. Great! I really like the method. I can attest to the fact that this helps students understand the mechanics of "putting it all together".