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by Daniel Semler
August 18th, 2019, 12:28 am
Forum: Eleanor Dickey: Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose
Topic: Dickey, Composition: Ch 2, Preliminary Exercises
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: Dickey, Composition: Ch 2, Preliminary Exercises

Alright, I'll start this one off. Here are preliminary exercises 1 and 2. I left out the ones that the answer key covers. Preliminary Exercise 1 m. slaves of the young woman (gen) * δούλων τῶν τῆς νέας n. the young woman's good slave (nom. 2 ways) * ὁ ἀγαθὸς δοῦλος ὁ τῆς νέας * ὁ τῆς νέας δοῦλος ὁ ...
by Daniel Semler
August 17th, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Eleanor Dickey: Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose
Topic: Dickey, Composition: Ch 2, Preliminary Exercises
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: Dickey, Composition: Ch 2, Preliminary Exercises

EricSowell wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Cambridge Grammar by Boas/Rijksbaron/Huitink/Bakker (do we have a good acronym for this yet?),
Is CGCG starting to stick ? I think I've seen it used.

Thx
D
by Daniel Semler
August 17th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Eleanor Dickey: Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose
Topic: Dickey, Composition: Ch 2, Preliminary Exercises
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: Dickey, Composition: Ch 2, Preliminary Exercises

Just looking at how much she expects us to read from Smyth is intimidating. I haven't cracked Smyth open for this chapter yet. Yikes!! That's what I thought initially too. I read it over several sessions. It's a lot but a lot of it was familiar but things like the dual were good to read as a lot of...
by Daniel Semler
August 17th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 74
Views: 8625

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

Also, I gleaned some interesting facts about the famous "Parade Analogy" in "The Greek Verb Revisited" (Christopher Thomson's aritcle on "What is Aspect", pg. 13-80). I highly recommend you get that book, BTW. I have a copy as it turns out - couldn't remember if I'd bought it or not :) - on Kindle ...
by Daniel Semler
August 17th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 74
Views: 8625

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

D-- your question shows scholars getting entrapped/mixed up in the domain of their metaphors. For Peter Gentry, he was saying that the roots of the morphological ε- augment came from an adverbial marker that was associated with 'farther away, over there'. So far, so good. However, when applied to v...
by Daniel Semler
August 17th, 2019, 3:05 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 74
Views: 8625

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

That said, this quote may slowly be getting closer to the point. If "yonder, there" are spatial (which I'm happy to accept) and that the meaning of them is carried by an augment/prefix/suffix what have you, is the concept we are trying to represent here then something like this. I'll serialize in a...
by Daniel Semler
August 16th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 74
Views: 8625

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

It's likely problematic trying to conceptualize this using English examples. The ablaut in the irregular verb "throw" (throw > threw) isn't comparable to the use of Greek's syllabic augment. And the past tense marker '-ed' is a later development in English. Languages like archaic Greek and Sanskrit...
by Daniel Semler
August 16th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 74
Views: 8625

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

As far as I can tell a language feature doesn't switch immediately from one thing to another very often, though I'm no expert of any kind. I would expect periods of overlap, ascendency and dominance etc. So I'm suspicious of the last sentence here. But even imagining for a moment that such a hard s...
by Daniel Semler
August 16th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 74
Views: 8625

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

I'm answering my own question with information I found in "A Greek Verb Revisited", which I should have finished reading before starting this discussion :lol: Here is what Peter J. Gentry says in his article (Chapter 11, Pg. 359), "The Function of the Augment in Hellenistic Greek", citing "The Evol...
by Daniel Semler
August 15th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 74
Views: 8625

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

After reading chapter 23 "Tenselessness" by Jo-Wang Lin in The Oxford Handbook of Tense And Aspect (ed. Binnick) How do you find TOHOTAA ? It looks interesting. How do you think one with relatively light background (well almost none and self taught :) ) in linguistics would get on with it ? I also ...

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