Speaking Ancient Languages, Translating vs. Glossing, and Explicit Grammar

June 29, 2022 // The Biblical Languages Podcast


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This episode is a recording of a livestream event hosted by the Ancient Language Institute. They invited Nick Messmer, co-founder of Biblingo and co-host of the Biblical Languages Podcast, to be a part of their roundtable discussion about how to learn ancient languages, specifically in light of modern second language acquisition research. The conversation was about 2 hours long, so we're splitting it up into 2 parts for the podcast. In this second part, we talk about speaking ancient languages, the difference between translating and glossing, and the role of explicit grammar.

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The Biblical Languages Podcast hosts discussions and interviews related to learning the biblical languages and issues relevant to biblical exegesis. Episodes cover topics in 4 major categories: language acquisition, linguistics, cultural backgrounds, and exegesis.

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