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13497986 No.13497986 [Reply] [Original]

realistically, how long would it take for a nitwit like me to be able to read Homer in his native Greek?

>> No.13497989

>>13497986
Realistically, never.

>> No.13498007

>>13497986
Greek is a very difficult language. Have you even read Homer in English so that you could decide whether it's worth the effort?

>> No.13498010

>>13498007
yeah I'm already a big fan of Homer in English

>> No.13498015

>>13497989
if this guy can so can he:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yvuQ0vi4J8

>> No.13498018

>>13498010
Then go make an attempt. Try Pharr's Homeric Greek. Most books will start you with Attic and thus you won't be able to transition to the Homeric dialect until later.

>> No.13498024

>>13498015
>The ancient world equivalent of vidya

>> No.13498025

>>13498015
based

>> No.13498189

>>13497986
I'd estimate around 7 to 10 years desu. Attic dialect should take you 5 years at least so add another 2 to 5 years to learn the Homeric dialect alone just to be safe. It could take even more or much less depending on how good you are at learning languages.

>> No.13498206

>>13498018
This
>>13498189
Ignore this poster, it only takes that long if you pick the wrong dialect and then move through it slowly.

>> No.13498220

>>13498206
I'm just assuming OP is really a nitwit who wants to learn Homeric dialect as a side project. He could learn much faster if he's very intelligent and spends 5 hours a day studying but is that realistic?

>> No.13498288

A year of actual learning.

>> No.13498298

>>13497986
you mean like learning the language and then reading it? why not just translate it word for word, that would be a lot quicker.

>> No.13498360

>>13498220
You're assuming he should learn Attic first, which is more nitwit than OP and unlikely to help him.

>> No.13498623

>>13497986
5 year if you learn modern greek first. If you speak latin 3-4 years, otherwise 7.

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