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by Stirling Bartholomew
June 25th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Jonly Joihin - Thesis on δε
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Jonly Joihin - Thesis on δε

In the last fifty years some of the people who study of biblical languages have very gradually embraced some aspects of "modern linguistics" and there has developed over that time what you might call a foundation myth for "modern linguistics" among biblical scholars that gets told and retold over an...
by Stirling Bartholomew
June 24th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Jonly Joihin - Thesis on δε
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Jonly Joihin - Thesis on δε

From the thesis, page 70 (pdf 82): From the survey of Classical and Koine Greek grammars and lexica, there are two opposing views of δέ due to the different approaches: traditional (historicalcomparative) and discourse linguistic grammar. The traditional grammars and lexica of both Classical and Koi...
by Stirling Bartholomew
June 18th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

μόνον οὐ all but, well nigh Now that it"s pointed out, it's so obvious. "Only not/short of". Greek word order does create meaning other than discourse effect. Right. I can't be bothered to use my hard copies of LSJ and Lampe and I was trying to read Contra Gentes w/o using a computer. That may be a...
by Stirling Bartholomew
June 18th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

I have moved on to section 1.2 which has some ambiguities. § 1.2 ποθοῦντι δέ σοι ὅμως τὰ περὶ ταύτης ἀκοῦσαι, φέρε, ὦ μακάριε, ὡς ἂν οἷοί τε ὦμεν, ὀλίγα τῆς κατὰ Χριστὸν πίστεως ἐκθώμεθα, δυναμένῳ μέν σοι καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν θείων λογίων ταύτην εὑρεῖν, φιλοκάλως δὲ ὅμως καὶ παρ' ἑτέρων ἀκούοντι. § 1.2 Still...
by Stirling Bartholomew
June 18th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

Stirling, I'm hoping to have a closer look at the Greek in the future but I've stumbled across this online English translation: https://www.elpenor.org/athanasius/contra-gentes.asp . The translation appears identical to the one you tentatively attributed to Robinson. But, according to the website, ...
by Stirling Bartholomew
June 17th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Athanasius Contra Gentes

Having recently completed a year long study of Athanasius De Incarnatione I spent a few days constructing a section by section (1.1 ... 47.4) diglot of Contra Gentes . My first pass at section 1 last week wasn't too bad. Something changed and now I am having difficulty with it. This morning the very...
by Stirling Bartholomew
June 17th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Help for a translation
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Help for a translation

This doesn't appear in any ancient source I could identify. Perhaps a made up sentence in some unpublished source.
by Stirling Bartholomew
June 14th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Significance of Aorist Following Present Tense
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Significance of Aorist Following Present Tense

In Revelation (11:1) John is told to "Rise and measure..." Rise is in the present tense and measure in the aorist: καὶ ἐδόθη μοι κάλαμος ὅμοιος ῥάβδῳ λέγων ἔγειρε καὶ μέτρησον τὸν ναὸν τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον καὶ τοὺς προσκυνοῦντας ἐν αὐτῷ What is the significance of the second action in the a...
by Stirling Bartholomew
May 28th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: "the monosemic nature of discourse markers"
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: "the monosemic nature of discourse markers"

Monosemy does seem to be a go-to option for relevance theorists. Really? This account combines the idea of (radical) semantic underspecification in the lexicon with a theory of pragmatic strengthening (based on conversational implicatures). Lexical Semantics and Pragmatics Reinhard Blutner, Berlin ...
by Stirling Bartholomew
May 28th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: "the monosemic nature of discourse markers"
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: "the monosemic nature of discourse markers"

Assuming an absolute "monosemy" is how many people get off-track in their semantics and produce counter-intuitive results. {...} Cognitive Linguistics is a primary whistleblower against monosemic approaches to simple syntactic-morph categories that must cover a world of different contexts. A person...