Friday, January 21, 2011

its all greek to me

I've hinted at this before, but I recently started taking a class at the theological school where E is studying.

I got curious about Greek after hearing him talking about how insightful and exciting it has been for him to be able to read and understand the Bible in its original language. After thinking about it for a few months, I finally took the plunge and signed up for Greek I.
I've taken some other classes here before out of general interest (as a future pastor's wife! eek), but this one I'm taking for credit because I really want to be able to use it.


Grad school is no joke and I have a lot more respect for the students doing this full time. Class is Tues and Thurs evenings and I have to spend about an hour every day studying to keep up. So far its going really well and I'm so excited to see how much we cover this quickly(I'm already translating phrases)

Sadly, this won't help me much with modern Greek, because Hellenic Greek is a dead language. (I will only be able to recognize letters and sounds) But with E's future job, I'll still get to use it quite a bit.

I also hope this will be a launching pad for when I take up learning Dutch sometime in the distant future. (It's been a long-time dream of mine).

Besides high school spanish, have any of you attempted to learn a second language? Or did you grow up knowing 2+ (if so, I'm jealous!)


beka said...

I didn't realize E was studying to be a pastor (sorry, I'm dense, I know)! So cool. I love that you're taking Greek- I took it in high school briefly, but my dad is big on researching the Greek words in Scripture and I've always appreciated his insights. From the little bit I studied it though, I know it's tough- good on you!

steph c said...

That is so cool that you're learning Greek, regardless if it's technically a dead language - it's so different (or so it seems) from English.. go you! I took Spanish in HS and have been meaning to take French.. maybe one day. I just love the way it sounds!

Sara McCarty said...

I love love love that you are taking GREEK!! That's so fantastic. I've always wanted to learn another language. I took Spanish in high school and college, but I really wish I could speak French. I'd love to take a French class, but it's so intimidating. I couldn't even imagine Greek! I can't wait to hear how you're liking it.

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