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by daveburt
November 7th, 2017, 11:02 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 29
Views: 912

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

I would suggest simply focusing on the basics. People have been successfully studying and learning ancient Greek for the past couple of millennia or so before there was any academic discussion on verbal aspect, and you can do it too. Learn your paradigms, increase your vocabulary, read lots of Gree...
by daveburt
November 7th, 2017, 5:14 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 29
Views: 912

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

The NT verb debates do not reflect Greek reality or Greek options, but they did reflect fairly widespread weakness in Greek and in linguistics among NT practitioners. I hope this is not stretching the thread too far off topic, but it's a concerning statement on a confusing area. As a student and a ...
by daveburt
November 6th, 2017, 12:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction: Dave Burt
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Introduction: Dave Burt

Thanks for the welcome!

Jonathan, yes, I look forward to connecting with others in coding and data as well. I've already picked up some great ideas and resources from here, such as parsed Greek LXX and some options for using text-to-speech on polytonic texts.
by daveburt
November 4th, 2017, 12:18 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 10:14 - πῶς δὲ πιστεύσωσιν οὗ οὐκ ἤκουσαν;
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Romans 10:14 - πῶς δὲ πιστεύσωσιν οὗ οὐκ ἤκουσαν;

Thanks for those -- looks like plenty to read in there. Off the bat that first paper talks about both direct and indirect hearing, but indirect seems to imply a topic, versus direct being a speaker. Robert, beyond the point the heard being the same as the believed, are you saying that ου would still...
by daveburt
November 3rd, 2017, 11:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 27
Views: 1181

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

In what way, Stephen? Or what would you propose to fix it?
by daveburt
November 2nd, 2017, 11:34 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 27
Views: 1181

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

Who decided that tonos and oxia "should never look different"? They are two different (though related) things and, in my view, useful to distinguish. Just like the de-unification of Coptic, which was (also) prematurely unified. The Unicode Consortium has decided that, which is clear in Unicode's mo...
by daveburt
November 2nd, 2017, 9:52 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 10:14 - πῶς δὲ πιστεύσωσιν οὗ οὐκ ἤκουσαν;
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Romans 10:14 - πῶς δὲ πιστεύσωσιν οὗ οὐκ ἤκουσαν;

Thanks for the references, Stirling. Blass-Debrunner-Funk §173 raises the additional possibility the thing heard could be the λογος or ρημα itself, though I would have thought that doesn't make much sense in the context with πιστεύειν and ἐπικαλέσαι εἰς. It seems to me that the 'heard of' idea is a ...
by daveburt
November 2nd, 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 27
Views: 1181

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 daveburt
November 1st, 2017, 5:20 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 10:14 - πῶς δὲ πιστεύσωσιν οὗ οὐκ ἤκουσαν;
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Romans 10:14 - πῶς δὲ πιστεύσωσιν οὗ οὐκ ἤκουσαν;

Πῶς οὖν ἐπικαλέσωνται εἰς ὃν οὐκ ἐπίστευσαν; πῶς δὲ πιστεύσωσιν οὗ οὐκ ἤκουσαν; πῶς δὲ ⸀ἀκούσωσιν χωρὶς κηρύσσοντος; Romans 10:14 Most translations say something like "And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?" making οὗ indirect, someone heard about or heard of from a third ...
by daveburt
October 31st, 2017, 9:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction: Dave Burt
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Introduction: Dave Burt

Hi, I'm Dave Burt, currently studying part time at Ridley Melbourne. I finished an intro to Greek a few years ago and Hebrew last year and intend to keep growing my proficiency, but slowly because I have limited time after family, work and study commitments. Nevertheless I'm using Duolingo for moder...