Modern Greek Text to Speech for Biblical Greek

Text-to-speech is pretty good these days but a lot of people don’t realize that operating systems like OS X have support for languages other than English, including Modern Greek. So I thought I’d experiment with using it to read the Greek New Testament.

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Actual Core Vocab Lists for Greek New Testament

Back in The Core Vocabulary of New Testament Greek I talked about Wilfred Major’s 2008 paper on core vocabulary lists for Classical Greek and provided code for producing the same for the Greek New Testament along with some discussion of the results. I didn’t actually include the full results, however.

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First Prototype of New Online Reader

Over in the lab section of this site, I’ve added a little prototype Patrick Altman and I built last night.

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Analyzing Nominal Morphology: Part 2

In Analyzing Nominal Morphology: Part 1, I talked about putting together a list of nominal distinguishers and verifying it on the MorphGNT, generating a per-lexeme theme + distinguisher analysis. Here, I’ll outline some further steps I’ve taken.

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Initial Thoughts on the Cost of Learning a Form

Over the years, when generating vocab coverage stats or orderings for graded readers, I’ve used either lemmas or inflected forms as the items being learnt.

The problem with using inflected forms is that it assumes knowing one form of a lexeme has nothing to do with knowing any other form of that lexeme. The problem with using lemmas is that it assumes knowing one form of a lexeme is enough to know all of them.

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Analyzing Nominal Morphology: Part 1

While much of my work going back 10 years or more was on the nominals, the last few years I’ve been focused on verbal morphology. I decided that for my SBL paper, however, I’d revisit some of my noun work and ended up exploring some ideas afresh.

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Technical Aspects of Openness

In my previous post, I talked about the legal / licensing aspects of open linguistic data but there are technical aspects in order for linguistic data to be open too.

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Why I Use CC-BY-SA Licenses

I don’t think I’ve ever articulated why I favour a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license on all my New Testament Greek data.

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Mean Log Frequency of Dependency Paths

Adding another potential readbility metric, let’s look at the mean log frequency of dependency paths.

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At the Half Way Point

Exactly two weeks ago I said I’d be blogging every day until my talk at SBL. Well, that’s two weeks away so I’m at the half way point. I think the blogging has gone well.

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