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Lesson 6


Lesson 7


Lesson 8


Lesson 9


New Testament Greek
Course I
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Assignment 1

Send an e-mail to your and include the following:

  1. Using a unicode font (e.g. Palatino Linotype, Gentium or Arial Unicode MS), type the Greek alphabet.

    • The recommended method is to use Randy Hoyt's elegant little conversion tool. If you enter the characters "a b g" in the box below, they will be converted to unicode Greek characters α β γ. You can then highlight what you've typed, copy it, and paste it into an email to send to your instructor.

    • Another method is to set up your own keyboard so that you can type using unicode Greek characters. You can do this by following the instructions at John Schwandt's website.

  2. For each of the following vowels, give an English word that illustrates its pronunciation (you can use the examples from the lesson or you can be creative)...
    • alpha, α
    • epsilon, ε
    • short  iota, ι
    • omicron, ο
    • upsilon, υ
    • eta, η
    • long iota, ι
    • omega, ω
  3. Ask questions about whatever you don't understand! It's very important that you learn to write the alphabet, to pronounce the letters, and to phonetically pronounce words. I want you to do well in this course, and to do well in this course, you must learn the material in this first chapter well. So please, ask questions!
  Accent and be able to pronounce the following verbs  

After you have completed this section, click here to check the accent type and placement.

ἐλυομεν, ἐλυομην, ἐλυσω

ἐλυου, ἐλυε, ἐλυσαμην (υ is long in each of these words)

διδασκε, διδασκονται, διδασκομεθα (final α is short in this word)

λυε, λυου, λυουσι (υ is long in each of these words)

λυσαι, λυσω, λυετε (υ is long in each of these words)

Check your work.

  For each of the following verbs, if it is correctly accented, so indicate. Otherwise, rewrite the verb showing the correct accent. Be prepared to pronounce each word after it is correctly accented.  






σωθῆσομεθα (final α is short in this word)


Check your work.

  Practice reading the following passages aloud. Right now, all you are trying to do is pronounce the words correctly. Compare your pronunciation to the audio clip.  

ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος,

καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν,

καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος.

λέγει αὐτῇ,

ὕπαγε φώνησον τὸν ἄνδρα σου...

...καὶ ἐλθὲ ἐνθάδε.

ἀπεκρίθη ἡ γυνὴ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ,

οὐκ ἔχω ἄνδρα.

λέγει αὐτῇ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς,

καλῶς εἶπας ὅτι ἄνδρα οὐκ ἔχω.

  Chapter Quiz  

SECTION A-- Dipthongs & Syllables

  1. How many syllables are in the word ἀγω?

    A. 1
    B. 2
    C. 3
    D. 4
    E. 5

  2. How many syllables are in the word γινωσκω?

    A. 1
    B. 2
    C. 3
    D. 4
    E. 5

  3. How many syllables are in the word ἀκουω?

    A. 1

  4. The correct division of  ἀκουω into syllables is...

    A. ἀ - κο - υ - ω
    ἀκ - ουω
    ἀ - κουω
    ἀ - κο - υω
    ἀ - κου - ω

  5. How many syllables are in the word ἀνοιγω?

    A. 1
    B. 2
    C. 3
    D. 4
    E. 5

  6. The correct division of  ἀνοιγω into syllables is...

    A. ἀ - νοι - γω
    B. ἀ - νο - ι - γω
    C. ἀν - οιγω
    D. ἀνο - ιγω
    E. ἀνο - ι - γω

  7. How many syllables are in the word πιστευω?

    A. 1
    B. 2
    C. 3
    D. 4
    E. 5

  8. The correct division of πιστευω into syllables is...

    A. πι - στε - υ - ω
    B. πι - στευ - ω
    C. πι - στε - υω
    D. πι - στευω
    E. πισ - τευω

SECTION B -- Accent Mark

For each of the following verbs, identify which choice has the correct accent mark on the appropriate syllable. Remember that when a syllable with a diphthong is accented, the accent mark goes over the 2nd vowel in the diphthong.

  1. ἀγω

    A. ἄγω
    B. ἀγῶ
    C. ἀγὼ
    D. ἆγω
    E. ἀγώ

  2. ἀκουω

    A. ἆκουω
    B. ἀκόυω
    C. ἀκούω
    D. ἀκουώ
    E. ἀκουὼ

  3. γινωσκετε

    A. γίνωσκετε
    B. γινώσκετε
    C. γινωσκέτε
    D. γινωσκετέ
    E. γινῶσκετε

  4. ἐπιγινωσκουσιν
    A. ἐπίγινωσκουσιν
    B. ἐπιγίνωσκουσιν
    C. ἐπιγινώσκουσιν
    D. ἐπιγινωσκούσιν
    E. ἐπιγινωσκουσίν

  5. λυε

    A. λύε
    B. λυέ
    C. λυὲ
    D. λυε͂
    E. λῦε

SECTION C -- Pronunciation

For each of the following words, listen to the two pronunciations, determine which one is correct, and indicate your choice.

  1. λόγος
    Pronunciation A
    Pronunciation B

  2. βλέπουσιν
    Pronunciation A
    Pronunciation B

  3. διδάσκω
    Pronunciation A
    Pronunciation B

  4. λέγω
    Pronunciation A
    Pronunciation B

  5. πιστεύω
    Pronunciation A
    Pronunciation B