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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Sunday, January 11, 2004

Good news, bad news

Good news: Verbs. Greek verbs conjugate very like the way Spanish does-- change the ending, and you've changed the tense and number. And some of the endings even sound like the Spanish, at least in the first principle part, so learning them is familiar turf.
Bad news: Accents. Can't have one accent. Nooo, there must be three, each with it's own name (acute, grave, circumflex) and picky "if/then/else" set of rules about when and where it shows up. Even though they all do precisely the same thing.

Nasty, cruel accentses.

Good news: Reading. Ethics texts are much less complicated than the blogging lab requirements, and the little NT book on Paul reads practically as a novel.
Bad news: Color compulsion. I found myself fussing over which highlighter to use in which book. The orange highlighter that suited my NT reading was totally unacceptable in O'Donovan's book for Ethics. That had to be blue. Virtues and Practices? Green, of course.

Ye gods, Trevor-- you're contagious.


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