Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Welcome to 2015

We are one year closer to the end of everything!

This year's goals (besides working and church):

1. Continue swimming in the lake regularly throughout the winter.

2. Finish another semester of Greek.

3. Dabble regularly into Hebrew.

4. Keep up a steady diet of reading and blogging.

This is all progressing nicely at the moment.  Today's Greek Linguistics readings featured this note:

"Two arguments are used in support of the eight-case system - one historical, the other linguistic.  First, through comparative philology (i.e. the comparing of linguistic phenomena in one language with those of another), since Sanskrit is an older sister to Greek and since Sanskrit has eight cases, Greek must also have eight cases." - Greek Grammar, Beyond the Basics, by Daniel Wallace

Apparently it is necessary to study Sanskrit in order to understand Greek, according to some linguistiticians.

1 comment:

Max Coutinho said...

Welcome to 2015!
Your goals for this year seem reasonable. I'm still thinking about mine.

Anyway, have a great year, my friend!