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by A R Wentt Jr
July 7th, 2013, 8:19 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Word Order
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

Re: Word Order

Dr. Carlson, ἵνα φανερώσω αὑτὸ ὡς δεῖ με λαλῆσαι. Col 4.4 NA28 I do appreciate your input and advice. I read and reread your post and gleaned much from it. From your explanations I have rightly or wrongly concluded that Greek word order confers a hierarchical feature to its syntax. Upon your advice ...
by A R Wentt Jr
July 6th, 2013, 5:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Word Order
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

Word Order

Anent BIGHG 005.6 Funk discusses the genitive autou (BTW would someone tell me how to write in Greek characters). He refers to his example text 1 Jn 2:11 h skotia etuphlwsen tous ophthalmous autou . He mentions that Greek word order is important, but plays a different role than in English. Prior to ...
by A R Wentt Jr
July 5th, 2013, 3:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Sentence Diagramming
Replies: 15
Views: 7918

Re: Sentence Diagramming

I would recommend a careful reading of the Introduction of Funk's BIGHG, "How we understand sentences," Dr Conrad, Thank you very much for your recommendation. On your recommendation I purchased the newly released 3rd ed. and it is truly a gem. I am in awe of the authoritative and original approach...
by A R Wentt Jr
May 30th, 2013, 8:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Sentence Diagramming
Replies: 15
Views: 7918

Re: Sentence Diagramming

I would recommend a careful reading of the Introduction of Funk's BIGHG, "How we understand sentences," (http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/project/funk-grammar/pre-alpha/intro-1.html) and "Learning a Language is learning the Sructure-signals" (http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/project/funk-grammar/pre-alph...
by A R Wentt Jr
May 29th, 2013, 4:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Sentence Diagramming
Replies: 15
Views: 7918

Re: Sentence Diagramming

Esteemed gentlemen, Weighing the responses thus far received, I take it that none of you particularly cares for the exercise of diagramming. And would thus avoid making it a steady diet in ones pursuit of meaning in a text, even an easy one. How then is the beginner to tackle or assimilate the meani...
by A R Wentt Jr
May 28th, 2013, 7:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Sentence Diagramming
Replies: 15
Views: 7918

Sentence Diagramming

As I struggle with word order and such in working through translation, my mind turns to the question of sentence diagramming. When in the self-study of Greek would one recommend that one pursue the discipline of diagramming? And what text, texts or media are most instructive in this pursuit?
by A R Wentt Jr
May 27th, 2013, 1:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 1st Declension form pure eta
Replies: 7
Views: 2998

Re: 1st Declension form pure eta

Thank you Stephen, To correct myself, Philomen Probert is a she. She is on the faculty of and a lecturer at Oxford. I extract the following from a page on the internet: she "is interested in ancient Greek, Latin, Anatolian and Indo-European linguistics, and in the Graeco-Roman grammatical tradition....
by A R Wentt Jr
May 26th, 2013, 2:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 1st Declension form pure eta
Replies: 7
Views: 2998

Re: 1st Declension form pure eta

Timothy, Thanks for your recommendation. D.A.Carson seems an unlikely source of scholarship in this area, but I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt on your recommendation. One of the reviews on AMZ gives mention to Philomen Probert's work: http://www.amazon.com/Short-Accentuation-Ancient-A...
by A R Wentt Jr
May 25th, 2013, 12:51 am
Forum: Other
Topic: 1st Declension form pure eta
Replies: 7
Views: 2998

Re: 1st Declension form pure eta

Louis, Thank you for your instructive response. I have Smyth's work in my Logos library. I take the liberty to infer from your answer that you would recommend Smyth as a reference to expand upon issues raised by more basic texts. If I may ask of you another related but probably more elementary quest...
by A R Wentt Jr
May 24th, 2013, 4:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 1st Declension form pure eta
Replies: 7
Views: 2998

1st Declension form pure eta

This is my very first post so forgive any fumbles I may make. I would like to know why does the genitive and dative cases take the circumflex rather than retain the acute in the singular form? The plural of these two cases also takes the circumflex and I have been puzzled as to why. As background, I...

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