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  • Greek Basic Course

    Volume 1

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  • GREEK BASIC COURSE

    PREFACE

    FS' 'reeIι 8o.Ic Cσur... νoI..me Ι, ρroviιles introdu.ctory mαteriαls ίιι modenι sρoken Greek lοr tlιe stυιlent ωlιo wislιes Ιο aclιieve α working commαιιd ΟΙ tlιe lιιngllαge cUl7'ently spoken by educated Greeks. Tlιe style is neitlιer entirely J_t/c (coUoquiαlJ ΙΙΟΓ strictly lormαl. Tlιe Greek ortlιogrαplιy is used lrom tlιe beginniιιg so ιlιαι tlιe student leαnιs Ιο reαd ωlιαI Iιe Iιas leamed Ιο ΒαΥ.

    Subsequent volumes are plιιnned Ιο carry tlιe stιulent lurtlιer ίnΙo tlιe grσιrι_r σnιJ vocabulary ΟΙ sρoken Greek αnιJ to introduce grαduαlly tlιe more Ι_Ι spoken and wriuen lorms kιιown QS l'σtlισNνoυ.a. used οιι 10rmαΙ occαsions by αΙΙ educated -Greeks and commonly encountered ίιι tlιe press.

    Tlιe linguist ίιι clιαrge ΟΙ ΙlιίB pro;ect is Serge Obolensky, Clιairmαn ΟΙ tlιe Depαrt. ment ΟΙ Near Eαstem αnd Alrican Languages. Greek te"ΙS Iιave been provided by Panαgiotis S. SΑpoιuιtzis αnιJ ΛBpαsία Λ liki Sapountzis, lιιnguαge instructors. Tlιese αuιlιors collaborαted ίη ι1ιe writing, clαssroom testing, revision and tαpe recorrling ΟΙ tlιe entire volume, wlιiclι Mrs. Sapoιuιtzis also typed. lomes C. BoBtαίιι reviewed tlιe Englislι portions ΟΙ tlιe te"t lοr IJtyle and cL4rity ΟΙ e"pression.

    Tlιe accompαnying ιαρe recorrJings were f'rodu.ced ίιι tlιe FSI stυιlios unιJer t"e

    direction ΟΙGary Λ lley.

    lames R. Fritlι, Deαn Sclιool ΟΙ Languαge Studies

    Foreign Service Institute Depαrtmenι ΟΙ Stσte

    111

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    GREEK BASIC COURSE

    PREFACE

    FS' 'reeIι 8o.Ic Cσur... νoI..me Ι, ρroviιles introdu.ctory mαteriαls ίιι modenι sρoken Greek lοr tlιe stυιlent ωlιo wislιes Ιο aclιieve α working commαιιd ΟΙ tlιe lιιngllαge cUl7'ently spoken by educated Greeks. Tlιe style is neitlιer entirely J_t/c (coUoquiαlJ ΙΙΟΓ strictly lormαl. Tlιe Greek ortlιogrαplιy is used lrom tlιe beginniιιg so ιlιαι tlιe student leαnιs Ιο reαd ωlιαI Iιe Iιas leamed Ιο ΒαΥ.

    Subsequent volumes are plιιnned Ιο carry tlιe stιulent lurtlιer ίnΙo tlιe grσιrι_r σnιJ vocabulary ΟΙ sρoken Greek αnιJ to introduce grαduαlly tlιe more Ι_Ι spoken and wriuen lorms kιιown QS l'σtlισNνoυ.a. used οιι 10rmαΙ occαsions by αΙΙ educated -Greeks and commonly encountered ίιι tlιe press.

    Tlιe linguist ίιι clιαrge ΟΙ ΙlιίB pro;ect is Serge Obolensky, Clιairmαn ΟΙ tlιe Depαrt. ment ΟΙ Near Eαstem αnd Alrican Languages. Greek te"ΙS Iιave been provided by Panαgiotis S. SΑpoιuιtzis αnιJ ΛBpαsία Λ liki Sapountzis, lιιnguαge instructors. Tlιese αuιlιors collaborαted ίη ι1ιe writing, clαssroom testing, revision and tαpe recorrling ΟΙ tlιe entire volume, wlιiclι Mrs. Sapoιuιtzis also typed. lomes C. BoBtαίιι reviewed tlιe Englislι portions ΟΙ tlιe te"t lοr IJtyle and cL4rity ΟΙ e"pression.

    Tlιe accompαnying ιαρe recorrJings were f'rodu.ced ίιι tlιe FSI stυιlios unιJer t"e

    direction ΟΙGary Λ lley.

    lames R. Fritlι, Deαn Sclιool ΟΙ Languαge Studies

    Foreign Service Institute Depαrtmenι ΟΙ Stσte

    111

    ".

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  • G REEK BASIC COURSE

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Pref'ace

    Introduct1on

    Un:1t 1

    Symbo18 UBed

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    111

    x:ii1

    Ba8ic Dialogue • • • • • • • • • • • 8. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 2

    Note 1.1 Transcr1ption used ••••••••••••••••••••••••• 3

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .1 .3

    1.4

    1.5

    Vσwels

    Consonants

    Wr1t1ng systell • • • •

    Assimilat10n ο!' vσwels

    · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5

    6

    9

    12

    Unit 2

    Basi c DialΩp;us •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 1 .3

    Naπatiw ••••••••• • • • • • • 8. • • • • • • • • • • • • 14

    . . . . . . -. . . . . . . . . . . .-.. .. . . . . . '18'. '1sn't'. 'are'. 'aren't'Note 2.1

    Palatal1zat100

    Def'1n1te Art1cle

    AS81Jnilat1on ο!' vσwels

    . . . . . . . . . .

    · . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . · . . .. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Gender and agreement ••••••••••••••••••••••••

    . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . .. . .

    Un1t 3

    Bas1c D1alogue

    Narrat1ve

    Nσt.e 3.1

    3.2

    3.3

    Indef'1n1te article

    Def'in1te art1cle-plural

    • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 4!1

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    21

    22

    24

    25

    26

    Personal prooouns • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

    Verb classes ••••••••••••••••••••••• ~ • • • •

    )0

    32

    34

    35

    35

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    ... . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

    . . . . . . . . .... Ass:iJιιilatioo

    • • • • • • • •

    Note 4.1

    4.2

    Ba8ic D1alogue

    Narrat1ve

    Un1t 4

    i,v

    G REEK BASIC COURSE

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Pref'ace

    Introduct1on

    Un:1t 1

    Symbo18 UBed

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    111

    x:ii1

    Ba8ic Dialogue • • • • • • • • • • • 8. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 2

    Note 1.1 Transcr1ption used ••••••••••••••••••••••••• 3

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .1 .3

    1.4

    1.5

    Vσwels

    Consonants

    Wr1t1ng systell • • • •

    Assimilat10n ο!' vσwels

    · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5

    6

    9

    12

    Unit 2

    Basi c DialΩp;us •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 1 .3

    Naπatiw ••••••••• • • • • • • 8. • • • • • • • • • • • • 14

    . . . . . . -. . . . . . . . . . . .-.. .. . . . . . '18'. '1sn't'. 'are'. 'aren't'Note 2.1

    Palatal1zat100

    Def'1n1te Art1cle

    AS81Jnilat1on ο!' vσwels

    . . . . . . . . . .

    · . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . · . . .. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Gender and agreement ••••••••••••••••••••••••

    . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . .. . .

    Un1t 3

    Bas1c D1alogue

    Narrat1ve

    Nσt.e 3.1

    3.2

    3.3

    Indef'1n1te article

    Def'in1te art1cle-plural

    • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 4!1

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    21

    22

    24

    25

    26

    Personal prooouns • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

    Verb classes ••••••••••••••••••••••• ~ • • • •

    )0

    32

    34

    35

    35

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    ... . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

    . . . . . . . . .... Ass:iJιιilatioo

    • • • • • • • •

    Note 4.1

    4.2

    Ba8ic D1alogue

    Narrat1ve

    Un1t 4

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    Imp. and Perf. stems

    Pres. tense, Class Ι verbs

    Pres. tense verb 'be'

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    · . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    36

    36

    37

    Assimilation of vowels

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Adjective: Accusative case

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    45

    47

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    48

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    50

    51

    51

    53

    54

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