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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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Waahlis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Very well organised, I must say! Great work. :)
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mbrsart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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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Waahlis Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
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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mbrsart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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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Kythkyn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Writer
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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mbrsart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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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Knight22179 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Nice. :)
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mbrsart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks.
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Knight22179 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Your welcome. :)
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