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Title: Coptic in 20 Lessons: Introduction to Sahidic Coptic With Exercises and Vocabularies
Author: Layton, Bentley
Publisher: Peeters; Publication Date: 2007
Paperback; ISBN: 9789042918108
Volumes: 1; Pages: 210
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Coptic in 20 Lessons is written by the author of the most authoritative reference grammar of the Coptic language, and is based on decades of pedagogical experience. In easy steps and simple explanations, it teaches the patterns and syntax of Sahidic Coptic, along with the most useful vocabulary. Drills, compositions, and translation exercises enable the student to gain fluency. All words that occur more than fifty times in the Sahidic New Testament are introduced lesson by lesson in vocabulary lists, which are arranged by semantic field and accompanied by both Greek equivalents and English glosses. The book concludes with three chapters of the Gospel of Mark, in which all new vocabulary is glossed in footnotes. Coptic in 20 Lessons is the ideal resource for use in the classroom or for teaching oneself Coptic.Table of ContentsForeword1. Coptic: The Alphabet. Regular Replacements. Simplifications. Abbreviations2. Articles and What They Express. Noun. Proper Noun. Omission of Article. Article Phrase. 'And', 'Or', and 'Of'3. Possessive Article. Simple Nominal Sentence4. Adjective. Attributive Construction. Adjectival Predicate5. Nominal Sentences with Three Members6. Specifiers. Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers7. Preposition. Personal Suffixes. Possessed Noun. Compound Preposition. Combinative Adverb8. Possessive Pronoun. Survey of Articles and Pronouns9. Durative Sentence. Infinitive and Stative. Adjectival Meaning. Comparative and Superlative. Direct Object. Additional Predicate after a Direct Object. Ingressive10. Non-durative Conjugation: Main Clause Conjugation Bases. 'To Be' in Coptic11. Bound States of the Infinitive. Direct Object Constructions. Compound Infinitives. Imperative. Vocative12. Non-durative Conjugation: Subordinate Clause Conjugation Bases. Inflected Modifier. Some Stylistic Devices13. Causative Infinitive. Verboids. 'To Have'. Dynamic Passive14. Impersonal Predicates. The Four Conversions. Preterit Conversion. How Conversion Works15. Asyndetic Connection of Clauses. Adverb. Circumstantial Conversion16. Relative Conversion17. Relative Conversion (Continued)18. Focalizing Conversion19. Cleft Sentence. Reported Discourse and Thought20. Conditional Sentences. Purpose and Result. Correlated ComparisonChrestomathy: The Gospel of Mark, Chapters One to ThreeReference List of Coptic FormsSubject Index.