Sunday, March 21, 2021


Language Is Speaking

Günther Zuntz (1902-1992), Greek: A Course in Classical and Post-Classical Greek Grammar from Original Texts, ed. Stanley E. Porter, Vol. I (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994), p. 20:
Language is speaking. It is my wish to convert as many colleagues and students as possible away from conceiving of language as a matter to be grasped with the eye fixed on letters and through abstract imagination, to assimilating it by speaking and hearing. In this way, and particularly by memorizing many impressive quotations, they will be imbued, so to speak, with the language.
I see an error (id., p. 39):
For πυθ' in the second line read ποθ'. This error doesn't occur in the German edition — Griechischer Lehrgang, Bd. I (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1983), p. 27:


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