Search found 15 matches

by alanmacall
April 24th, 2017, 9:16 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Please recommend a Reader's GNT
Replies: 4
Views: 2204

Please recommend a Reader's GNT

I want to buy a Reader's Greek New Testament. There seem to be several available. I would prefer to just buy one. Any particular recommendations?
by alanmacall
March 11th, 2017, 5:38 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Lexical forms
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Re: Lexical forms

Apologies, I did indeed forget the link. They were in the comments section at the bottom of this page...

https://koine-greek.com/2008/12/30/koin ... /#comments
by alanmacall
March 10th, 2017, 6:40 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Lexical forms
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Lexical forms

I was interested to read in the below link some comments from learned individuals saying that it would be better to have the lexical turn as the aorist infinitive rather what we normally find of present active indicative 1S. But they don't say why. Why might the aorist infinitive be better? The gram...
by alanmacall
February 6th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Struggling with Participles
Replies: 21
Views: 4363

Re: Struggling with Participles

Emma - thank you very, very much indeed! That is a most helpful and impressive piece of work. I am extremely grateful. I will take your advice of trying to go through a column at a time and seeing how it goes. Paul - many thanks also for your comment. It was very helpful, especially how you talked a...
by alanmacall
February 3rd, 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Struggling with Participles
Replies: 21
Views: 4363

Re: Struggling with Participles

Hello Emma and Jonathan! How very kind of you both! That is very generous. I have memorised all words that occur 50 times or more (according to Rodney Decker's Basic Greek Vocabulary list anyway). Currently, I'm trying to memorise all words that occur 27 times or more which Dr Decker lists here: htt...
by alanmacall
February 1st, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Struggling with Participles
Replies: 21
Views: 4363

Struggling with Participles

I'm really struggling to understand participles. I'm using Black's textbook along with Mounce but I'm really struggling to understand how they are used. I think what I need are lots of examples of them being used. I'm comfortable memorising forms but I am struggling to grasp how they are used. Can a...
by alanmacall
January 18th, 2017, 11:03 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: movable nu on ἔχουσι?
Replies: 1
Views: 726

movable nu on ἔχουσι?

ἔχω I have ἔχομεν we have ἔχεις you have ἔχετε you have ἔχεi he has ἔχουσι they have I have a quick question. I note the above from my Greek grammar textbook. Does the third person plural have a movable nu? It doesn't say here whereas elsewhere the textbook usually points it out in brackets so I tho...
by alanmacall
January 15th, 2017, 7:57 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Is there a 'present continuous tense'?
Replies: 8
Views: 4289

Re: Is there a 'present continuous tense'?

Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:Here's still another topic for tense, aspect and Aktionsart: http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/vie ... =50&t=3200. It has links for more.
Thanks for all the information! Much of it is too advanced for me but I hope to be able to return to it sometime later.

Best regards

Alan
by alanmacall
January 13th, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Is there a 'present continuous tense'?
Replies: 8
Views: 4289

Is there a 'present continuous tense'?

I once heard a preacher talk about Luke 11:9 and the exhortation to ask, seek and knock. I recall the preacher saying that these words were in the present continuous tense so we should 'keep asking' and 'keep seeking' and 'keep knocking'. I'm now a little uncertain about this as I don't find any men...
by alanmacall
January 12th, 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: First and second aorists
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Re: First and second aorists

Thanks for the helpful responses