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by RDecker
January 27th, 2013, 9:02 pm
Forum: Unicode and Fonts
Topic: The best Greek fonts
Replies: 8
Views: 7936

Re: The best Greek fonts

I have used Gentium since it was a beta release on both Mac and Windows. There have never been any rendering or alignment problems on Mac OS X up through and including 10.8 (Mt Lion) and on Win up through v 7. (I've not used 8.) I have not used any of the hi end page design programs such as InDesign...
by RDecker
January 27th, 2013, 3:37 pm
Forum: Unicode and Fonts
Topic: The best Greek fonts
Replies: 8
Views: 7936

Re: The best Greek fonts

The Plus font has been out for some time. No noticeable changes to the glyphs. Diacritics worked fine before so long as you were using pre composed characters. My guess is that the changes are only relevant when NOT using the pre composed variants---and the only reason for that might be to employ so...
by RDecker
May 16th, 2012, 6:40 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Term Aktionsart
Replies: 40
Views: 9332

Re: The Term Aktionsart

I think we're making a mistake when we try to sort this out in English. How one explains aspect and Aktionsart (or any other similar category you want to use or name you want to ascribe to these concepts) it must be in the terms of the language in question, not one's native language. In another cont...
by RDecker
May 13th, 2012, 6:36 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Term Aktionsart
Replies: 40
Views: 9332

Re: The Term Aktionsart

Rod, the more I think about this, the more it occurs to me that I not sure what would need to be debated. In your mind, what does the debate need to look like on this topic, particularly since the broader linguistic work has now been discussing the subject for 50+ years? There may well have been su...
by RDecker
May 6th, 2012, 8:09 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Term Aktionsart
Replies: 40
Views: 9332

Re: The Term Aktionsart

That's my question. I'm prepared to abandon the term Aktionsart all together. Do it. I have already, at least for my own work. Depending on the context of my writing, I either use the term Situation Aspect or Predicate Class. The latter is the Role and Reference Grammar application of Vendler's typ...
by RDecker
May 6th, 2012, 8:02 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Term Aktionsart
Replies: 40
Views: 9332

Re: The Term Aktionsart

Does the proposed definition of Aktionsart "actuality" mean What Actually Took Place (is taking place, will, etc.)? Since writers of the story can present the events from their perspective (lexical and grammatical combination), is "actuality" mean also The Actual Event independent of lexical or gra...
by RDecker
April 6th, 2012, 7:11 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Instantaneous Imperfect???
Replies: 25
Views: 6744

Re: The Instantaneous Imperfect???

I think there is some confusion of aspect and Aktionsart here. Yes, the aspect of the imperfect is imperfective, but to assume that this refers, therefore to a punctiliar, past event is to mix in pragmatic, Aktionsart categories. I know, all (or at least most of) the grammars, especially first year ...
by RDecker
March 25th, 2012, 6:24 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Future Perfect forms in LXX?
Replies: 26
Views: 7964

Re: Future Perfect forms in LXX?

An unannounced project; contact me offline. (I apparently no longer have your email address.) Contact info here: http://ntresources.com/blog/?page_id=942
by RDecker
March 25th, 2012, 4:52 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Future Perfect forms in LXX?
Replies: 26
Views: 7964

Re: Future Perfect forms in LXX?

This grows more interesting as the length of this thread grows! :) Who would have thought that a form as "common"! as a FutPerf would generate a thread now into its 3g page?! Thanks Ken, for digging out the TLG data. I can't access TLG from home and haven't been back on campus, but you've saved me a...
by RDecker
March 24th, 2012, 8:29 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Future Perfect forms in LXX?
Replies: 26
Views: 7964

Re: Future Perfect forms in LXX?

Here are the search results from Logos. It doesn't have forms of οιδα, which it parses as futures: BTW, *which* database are you citing from Logos? I know in the NT there are multiple morph databases that have very different tagging philosophies (the Friberg one, e.g., tags functionally, not morpho...