NT Pronunciations: Erasmian or Modern Greek

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Michael Hyatt | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Aug 12 2021 6:32 AM

Are the audio pronunciations in the Logos NT Erasmian or Modern Greek? I prefer the latter.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 12 2021 2:56 PM

Hi Michael:

Open the Pronunciation Tool and choose the style you want. Any pronunciation icons you click after that will be in the chosen style.

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Michael Hyatt | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 13 2021 5:34 AM

Thanks, Robert!

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Ken Thompsen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 13 2021 6:31 AM

THE Michael Hyatt? I appreciate your efforts in bringing more Orthodox materials to the English speaking public. Peace :)

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Michael Hyatt | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 13 2021 6:37 AM

Yes, the very one! Big Smile

You're welcome.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 13 2021 4:44 PM

Robert M. Warren:

Hi Michael:

Open the Pronunciation Tool and choose the style you want. Any pronunciation icons you click after that will be in the chosen style.

You just taught me something new. Thanks!

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 13 2021 6:28 PM

Kiyah:
You just taught me something new

I hope you're familiar with the undocumented Logos software response to choosing Erasmus:

"Robertson refers to this fascinating example of the seriousness of the issue in the sixteenth century:

In 1542 Stephen Gardiner, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, “issued an edict for his university, in which, e.g. it was categorically forbidden to distinguish αι from ε, ει and οι from ι in pronunciation, under penalty of expulsion from the Senate, exclusion from the attainment of a degree, rustication for students, and domestic chastisement for boys.”
In other words, Cambridge men were to adhere to the Byzantine pronunciation of Greek (on pain of expulsion), which was similar, if not identical, to the way modern Greek is spoken today."

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 15 2021 5:36 AM

Erasmian may be historic fiction, but historic fiction is probably more historically accurate than Modern Greek is. Give the language another century or two and it will probably devolve into just 2-3 barely distinguishable "vowel" sounds...think about how folks sound when they speak with half of a dentist's hand in their mouths.

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