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by karivalkama
June 25th, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: GNT books from easiest to hardest
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: GNT books from easiest to hardest

I think Revelation is easy Greek. Its interpretation is difficult, but that has nothing to do with the Greek language being difficult.

Kari Valkama
by karivalkama
May 21st, 2012, 1:55 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Koine morphology reference works
Replies: 18
Views: 8249

Re: Koine morphology reference works

Is the volume Gerhard Mussies The Morphology of Koine Greek the same as this volume:
The Morphology of Koine Greek As Used in the Apocalypse of St. John: A Study in Bilingualism

Yours,
Kari Valkama
by karivalkama
May 19th, 2012, 4:35 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Term Aktionsart
Replies: 40
Views: 12559

Re: The Term Aktionsart

In other words, we need two layers, because the aspect is different. The same layer cannot be both imperfective and perfective. If you mean that each change is its own layer, then it is better not to give them names that mean something else, like lexical layer, grammatical layer, frasal layer. Just...
by karivalkama
May 16th, 2012, 1:44 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Term Aktionsart
Replies: 40
Views: 12559

Re: The Term Aktionsart

Kimmo Huovila wrote: "The lexeme 'walk' is imperfective (lexical layer), 'walked to the store' is perfective (phrasal layer), and 'was walking to the store' is imperfective (grammatical layer). All these layers contribute to the meaning of the sentence in "He was walking to the store"." I understand...
by karivalkama
April 23rd, 2012, 2:16 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Imperative forms and usage
Replies: 11
Views: 4275

Re: Imperative forms and usage

Eeli Kaikkonen wrote: No. I predict that the questions about imperative won't last long. Scott Lawson wrote Hey Eeli! Don't curse my efforts in getting help with the imperative! I'll keep slogging along in my journey alone if I have to, but it's nice to have reliable guides pointing out the way! I f...
by karivalkama
March 13th, 2012, 2:28 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Metalanguage: pedagogical nuisance or necessity?
Replies: 14
Views: 6340

Re: Metalanguage: pedagogical nuisance or necessity?

I have never taken a conversationalist Greek course, so I do not have personal experience. I do remember, however, that when I studied Greek, we followed a textbook in English, where there were translation exercises from Greek to English as well as from English to Greek. Our professor did not assign...
by karivalkama
December 24th, 2011, 4:32 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Epistemology of Linguistics
Replies: 17
Views: 8564

Re: The Epistemology of Linguistics

To David Lim,

Thanks for your advice.
It happened to me again, and I was saved by your advice.

Yours,
Kari
by karivalkama
December 24th, 2011, 4:30 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Epistemology of Linguistics
Replies: 17
Views: 8564

Re: The Epistemology of Linguistics

Hi MAubrey, Thanks for you response. I stand corrected concerning Buttman. I do not have his grammar, so I only know the part you quoted. That contained an obvious and elementary mistake concerning aorist, so I too hastily thought that his grammar was not up to linguistic standards. You said: "Any d...
by karivalkama
December 24th, 2011, 10:01 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Epistemology of Linguistics
Replies: 17
Views: 8564

Re: The Epistemology of Linguistics

One more thing about philologists to MAubrey, Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philipp_Karl_Buttmann) has this to say of a philologist: "Philipp Karl Buttmann (1764–1829), German philologist, was born at Frankfurt am Main. He was educated in his native town and at the university of Göttingen....
by karivalkama
December 24th, 2011, 9:44 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Epistemology of Linguistics
Replies: 17
Views: 8564

Re: The Epistemology of Linguistics

Hi mwpalmer and MAubrey, Thanks for your responses. I wrote a long response, but when I pressed the Preview button, I had to log in again and I lost it. Since I do not want to write it again, here are my main points: I stand corrected concerning my too broad attribution of fault to philologists. I s...

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