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Hra'anh - Matthew 5 vv. 1-10
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Published: August 6, 2013
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For a Sabbath devotional a few weeks ago, I decided I'd take a whack at the book of Matthew in Greek. Slogging through the genealogy was boring, so I decided I'd read the Sermon on the Mount.

EDIT: Now with IPA!
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WaahlisStudent General Artist
Very well organised, I must say! Great work. :)
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Thanks. At some point, I plan on not only translating the rest of Matthew 5-7, but also doing audio. I also might add the source Greek in for kicks.
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Quite impressive to translate from Ancient Greek, being such an infamously ambiguous language. Did you have your native language translation as a support?

This reminds me that I need to get the Genesis done. :S
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Greek isn't that ambiguous, at least not in the New Testament. I hear that Homer can be quite wacky, but NT Greek is fairly tame, especially John's writing (we translated the entire book of 1 John in Greek class). For this, I challenged myself not to use the English to check my translation until afterward (even though I did have a New Testament Reader's Lexicon in case I didn't know a word or two). It was tough at points, but it was a great exercise on producing my conlang.
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Oh, erg-abs language, nice :D

Yeah, genealogy is pretty boring, but at least it makes some kind of sense and there is some reason for it in Matthew.
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Thanks. Though, from what I now understand about erg-abs languages, mine is kind of a sore thumb. Not only is it not very agency-obsessed, but it doesn't really have the split like most erg-abs languages do. But hey, they're not nearly as common as nom-acc languages, and study materials aren't nearly as accessible. So whatever.
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Thanks.
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