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by Paul-Nitz
December 17th, 2017, 10:38 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Dative case as the direct object?
Replies: 23
Views: 966

Re: Dative case as the direct object?

What am I missing? You're not missing anything. I think you are simply taking those particular Greek verbs (the ones that match with the dative) on their own terms. But consider whether the idea about the more-or-less transitive sounding English glosses is helpful or more confounding. For me, I'd s...
by Paul-Nitz
November 23rd, 2017, 2:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction: Dave Burt
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Introduction: Dave Burt --- DUFF

Dave Burt,

Please go to this forum and tell us about DUFF in the "Resources" section.
viewforum.php?f=14

Include that same link to the document you created for Duff (Graded Reader for Duff) and tell us what it is for.

Σαῦλος
by Paul-Nitz
August 30th, 2017, 10:03 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: ὄνομά μοι ... τὸ ὄνομά μου
Replies: 19
Views: 1926

Re: ὄνομά μοι ... τὸ ὄνομά μου

MAubrey wrote:
August 4th, 2017, 1:45 pm
The datives are predicative functioning at the level of the clause, while the genitives function within the NP.
Could someone explain Aubrey's comment to me?
by Paul-Nitz
August 30th, 2017, 10:00 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Paul Nitz: Communicative Greek in Malawi
Replies: 23
Views: 4630

Re: Paul Nitz: Communicative Greek in Malawi

My apologies. I've been traveling. Here is a link to a shared folder (google) containing: Core Communicative Greek Vocabulary.xlsx : A list I chose out of Major's list and New Testament frequency lists. I added to that some essential communicative words. Note several tabs. Ancient Greek Phrasebook.x...
by Paul-Nitz
May 19th, 2017, 8:06 am
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: You go first! After you!
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

Re: You go first! After you!

"Let me that I should follow you." Sounds like good Malawian English. Off topic, but I've been meaning to ask this. In Chichewa, the subjunctive is used in a volitive way (if that's the right term) is in all persons. I should go - ndipite (indicative ndipita). You should go - mupite (mupita). He sho...
by Paul-Nitz
May 18th, 2017, 11:42 am
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: You go first! After you!
Replies: 11
Views: 1376

Re: You go first! After you!

ὀδήγησον με. ἀκολουθήσω σοι.
I'll let you decide if ἀκολουθήσω is Future Indicative or Aorist Subjunctive.
by Paul-Nitz
May 15th, 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Smyth + BDF + etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: Smyth + BDF + etc.

The 1920 and the 1956 versions of Smyth are virtually the same. Revisions were made to the plates, thus the same pagination and very slight revisions.
It is available on Archive.org and Textkit.
http://www.textkit.com/learn/ID/142/author_id/63/
by Paul-Nitz
April 10th, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The role of οὗτός in 2 John 7
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: The role of οὗτός in 2 John 7

οὗτος doesn't really means "such a person"; it is more deictic than that. Agreed, the thought here is not "such a person" but I think οὕτος is nothing more than anaphoric here, as it usually is in its nominative forms. The "he" in εστιν is not strong enough to carry of the comparison. An anaphoric ...
by Paul-Nitz
April 10th, 2017, 10:11 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: The two-fold and structured moieties of Koine Greek.
Replies: 36
Views: 3813

Re: The two-fold and structured moieties of Koine Greek.

Stephen,
So, is this accurate? In the Matt 6:24-26 selection, I was looking for a back and forth pattern of thoughts and seeing coupling of general-specific statements. You are seeing the coupling of general-specific within statements based on the quality of the words used.
Paul
by Paul-Nitz
April 9th, 2017, 9:35 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: The two-fold and structured moieties of Koine Greek.
Replies: 36
Views: 3813

Re: The two-fold and structured moieties of Koine Greek.

A name for the phenomenon: "General-Specific Coupling" In the example below, am I seeing what you are describing, Stephen? Matthew 6:24-26 GENERAL Οὐδεὶς δύναται δυσὶ κυρίοις δουλεύειν· ἢ γὰρ τὸν ἕνα μισήσει καὶ τὸν ἕτερον ἀγαπήσει, ἢ ἑνὸς ἀνθέξεται καὶ τοῦ ἑτέρου καταφρονήσει. [“No one can serve tw...