Coptic in 20 Lessons: Introduction to Sahidic Coptic with Exercises & Vocabularies

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Peeters Publishers, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 204 pages
Coptic in 20 Lessons is written by the author of the most authoritative reference grammar of the Coptic language, and is based on decades of pedagogical experience. In easy steps and simple explanations, it teaches the patterns and syntax of Sahidic Coptic, along with the most useful vocabulary. Drills, compositions, and translation exercises enable the student to gain fluency. All words that occur more than fifty times in the Sahidic New Testament are introduced lesson by lesson in vocabulary lists, which are arranged by semantic field and accompanied by both Greek equivalents and English glosses. The book concludes with three chapters of the Gospel of Mark, in which all new vocabulary is glossed in footnotes. Coptic in 20 Lessons is the ideal resource for use in the classroom or for teaching oneself Coptic. Critical acclaim for this book: "Coptic in 20 Lessons is the up-to-date teaching grammar that Coptic studies has long needed. ... There is no better way to learn Coptic." David Brakke, Indiana University "Layton brings to this book a life-long experience of teaching, combined with the authority of his masterly Coptic Grammar, arguably the best grammar of Sahidic Coptic ever written, from which the present work is distilled... A state-of-the-art account." Ariel Shisha-Halevy, Hebrew University
 

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Contents

Coptic The Alphabet Regular Replacements Simplifications Abbrevia tions
1
Articles and What They Express Noun Proper Noun Omission of Article Article Phrase And Or and Of
13
Possessive Article Simple Nominal Sentence
24
Adjective Attributive Construction Adjectival Predicate
32
Nominal Sentences with Three Members
38
Specifiers Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers
45
Preposition Personal Suffixes Possessed Noun Compound Preposition
51
Combinative Adverb
57
Subordinate Clause Conjugation Bases Inflected Modifier Some Stylistic Devices
98
Causative Infinitive Verboids To Have Dynamic Passive
108
Impersonal Predicates The Four Conversions Preterit Conversion How Conversion Works
117
Asyndetic Connection of Clauses Adverb Circumstantial Conversion
130
Relative Conversion
140
Relative Conversion Continued
147
Focalizing Conversion
154
Cleft Sentence Reported Discourse and Thought
164

Possessive Pronoun Survey of Articles and Pronouns
60
Durative Sentence Infinitive and Stative Adjectival Meaning Comparative and Superlative Direct Object Additional Predicate after a Direct Object Ing...
67
Main Clause Conjugation Bases To Be in Coptic
79
Bound States of the Infinitive Direct Object Constructions Compound Infinitives Imperative Vocative
86
Conditional Sentences Purpose and Result Correlated Comparison
170
The Gospel of Mark Chapters One to Three 777
187
Subject Index
201
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