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by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 5th, 2017, 7:11 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)
Replies: 35
Views: 1037

Re: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)

It seems counterintuitive that the two object complements in the phrase λευκὴν ἢ μέλαιναν 'white or black' would be separated like this. Hyperbaton is interesting indeed. I just wanted to comment on this little detail: the reason it seems counterintuitive in this case is because you cannot do that ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 3rd, 2017, 9:06 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John

There was some in-depth discussion about subjective and objective genitive here . I quote myself: it really looks that all that can be said about subj./obj. genitive hasn't been said, outside or inside Koine or Bible. And in this phase it's actually too early to say that the problematic NT passages ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 2nd, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 1466

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

I don't believe the distinction should ever matter, because Unicode is not intended to convey subtle semantics, but rather simply to produce glyphs, to draw the letters' shapes correctly. No, no, producing glyphs and drawing shapes is the job of a font rendering engine and font files. Unicode is a ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 5th, 2017, 6:23 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Short and long [i]
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Short and long [i]

There's an interesting blog post in Evangelical Textual Criticism blog. Peter Williams says there was a distinction between short and long [ i ]. http://evangelicaltextualcriticism.blog ... -luke.html

What do you say?
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 5th, 2017, 3:03 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux GNT Lemma Search
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Linux GNT Lemma Search

Hmm, doesn't "offline" mean "without network access"? That's what installable Bible software does. Websites are for online access, right? Right. I think some of the websites are better than the free installable Bible software for this particular task. Then again, if he is comfortable with the shell...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 3rd, 2017, 5:49 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux GNT Lemma Search
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Linux GNT Lemma Search

Jonathan Robie wrote:
October 3rd, 2017, 4:48 pm
Unfortunately, the OP says he needs offline access. Several websites let you do this.
Hmm, doesn't "offline" mean "without network access"? That's what installable Bible software does. Websites are for online access, right?
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 3rd, 2017, 4:35 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux GNT Lemma Search
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Linux GNT Lemma Search

Jonathan Robie wrote:
October 3rd, 2017, 2:34 pm
I haven't looked for a few years - which of these allow search by lemma?
Sorry, I haven't either, but the engine is able to do lemma search if the text module includes lemmas. Some Greek modules have at least Strong's numbers which work as lemmas.
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 1st, 2017, 2:52 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux GNT Lemma Search
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Linux GNT Lemma Search

by Eeli Kaikkonen
September 24th, 2017, 7:35 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 1466

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

If the texts look weird with an upright tonos the problem is in the font. Tonos and oxia should be indistinguishable, slanted acute mark. Therefore whether tonos or oxia is used is only an "implementation detail" which shouldn't concern readers. But it may have other unwanted consequences even if th...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
September 24th, 2017, 5:27 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Grammaticalization of tense?
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Grammaticalization of tense?

He speaks a private metalanguage known only to himself and his followers. Quite boldly stated. His metalanguage isn't private, rather it's the one which most people who have read grammar of any language can understand. It's the linguists who use metalanguage which isn't understood by the common peo...