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The Greek language is steeped with rich and wonderful history. Truly a monumental language with many ties to the roots of other languages. You will feel like you are a part of an epic past when you learn Greek.
The Greek described in this Course is representative of the Kathomilwneni variety, i.e. that of the "standard" speech of educated Greeks. As the influences from the other styles of Greek on the natural speech of an educated person vary according to the speaker and thus create a great variety of correct utterances, both the most common Dhimotiki and Kathaverusa forms are represented in the Basic Dialogues and Grammatical Notes. At the same time the use of extreme Dhimotiki or "over-pure" Katharevusa is carefully avoided.
The whole Course consists of 75 units and is divided into three volumes, each volume containing 25 units. After every five units there is a Review consisting of a Narrative which is based on the vocabulary of previous units. In addition to this the Review Units of Volume I have Review Drills in which the student is supposed to supply proper forms of given words. These drills are continued in more advanced units in connection with the Katharevusa grammatical forms.
Katharevusa is systematically introduced in the narratives of Volume III and the rules of Katharevusa grammar are discussed in the subsequent grammatical notes. Thus the student who has completed Volume III of this Course should have a good foundation for reading official documents as well as newspapers written in Katharevusa.
Basic Dialogues and Response Drills are found in each unit. Narratives begin with Unit 2. The occurrence of other parts may vary.
Most Basic Dialogues consist of 10 sentences. In more advanced units the dialogue may be divided into two or three parts of 10 to 14 sentences. The instructor reads the Greek, item by item, repeating each item (a build up or a sentence) twice.
At the end of each volume there is an alphabetical list of all the vocabulary items introduced in that volume. Following each verb is a number indicating the unit in which the other forms of the verb are listed.
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