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Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language (Routledge Comprehensive Grammars) Kindle Edition
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Unless you have studied languages before, you will also need an English dictionary and a dictionary of grammar at hand - because of the extensive use of technical terms.
Definitely not an easy introduction to the subject for first-timers, but no doubt a must-buy for advanced students.
As it is a comprehensive grammar of the modern language, you should be prepared for a lot of linguistic terminology. However, if terminology such as "periphrastic", "oxytone" and "clitic pronoun" seem difficult they need not be because there is a glossary of linguistic terms at the back. Though if I had to make one improvement to the book it would be in the glossary, where a number of grammatical words would need a bit more explanation to make them fully understandable and complete.
Having said that, this book was designed for advanced students of Greek or for linguists with an avid interest in the language or languages in general. If you are a beginner to the language and/or have had little formal language learning experience, you would be best advised to buy the "Essential Course in Modern Greek Grammar".
Its comprehensive and insightful treatment of Modern Greek grammar makes this the best book on the subject and I have no hesitation in recommending it.
This fault occurs across several sections of the e-book, but by way of example, Part 2, paragraph 2.1.1 "Nouns in -ας (Parisyllabic)" includes the words φήλακας, καήσωνας and πνεήμονας as supposed examples, whereas the correct Greek words are φύλακας, καύσωνας and πνεύμονας respectively. In total, there are too many instances of this error to list.
In this type of book, accuracy is important. I hope the publisher will correct this error in future editions, and release an update for existing customers.
This book is better than any Greek grammar book I've seen published in Greek. It both describes and explains Modern Greek grammar, and seems very up-to-date with most current Greek usage.
It lacks a decent section on Greek idioms. It doesn't have as many examples of Greek sentences as I would like to explain each grammatical rule. I also think that, for the sake of advanced learners and linguists using the book, the next edition should refer to recent linguistic theory and the idea that the so-called 'present tense' is actually the 'non-past tense' etc. Other than that, it's great.
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Is comprehensive and very good. Recommenr to anyone wanting more than a holiday phrase book.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
the picture of the book is essential greek grammar, the description comprehensive greek grammar. I mistakenly went with the picture, and was very disappointed. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mr. S. J. Harper
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