Search found 222 matches

by Alan Bunning
December 8th, 2017, 11:16 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Verb transitivity
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Verb transitivity

In traditional grammars, this αὐτόν in Mark 12:34 has been analyzed as an instance of prolepsis; see e.g. A. M. Buscemi, "La prolessi nel NT," LA 35 (1985): 37-68 at 51. Prolepsis is a perhaps good explanation for that case because αὐτόν seems unnecessary or “overloaded”. But there many variations ...
by Alan Bunning
December 6th, 2017, 12:50 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Verb transitivity
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Verb transitivity

Are these all verbs of expression, knowledge, and perception? I think most if not all of them are, but I would have to check. The ones that I can think of off the top of my head involve seeing, knowing, persuading, asking, commanding. In general, none of the treebanks I know of get that entirely ri...
by Alan Bunning
December 6th, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Verb transitivity
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Verb transitivity

I have a question about verb transitivity. Consider these examples with εἶδον/ὁράω: 1. Intransitive: οἱ δὲ Φαρισαῖοι ἰδόντες, εἶπαν αὐτῷ, ... (Matt. 12:2) 2. Transitive to direct object: Καὶ ἐξελθὼν, εἶδεν πολὺν ὄχλον, καὶ ἐσπλαγχνίσθη ἐπ’ αὐτοῖς ... (Matt. 14:14) 3. Transitive to clause: Τότε Ἡρῴδη...
by Alan Bunning
November 30th, 2017, 10:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Is learning accents really important?
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Re: Is learning accents really important?

Is it *really* important to learn the rules for accents? It seems like such a huge waste of little grey cells. Isn't context enough in most cases for distinguishing εισ (one) from εισ (into) for example? Aren't there no accents in most Biblical papyrii and the uncial manuscripts? When I learned Gre...
by Alan Bunning
November 13th, 2017, 11:38 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Modal Verbs
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Modal Verbs

Does anyone know where I can find a list of all modal verbs such as χρη, δεω, δυναμαι, οφειλω, etc? I looked all over and can’t find any such thing.
by Alan Bunning
November 12th, 2017, 4:02 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Spelling in GNT editions (split from "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek")
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Spelling in GNT editions (split from "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek")

Right now, what I have is every New Testament Greek word from every manuscript up to 400 AD, tied to its lemma with associated orthography, which are then grouped into similar forms allowing for phonetical sound-alike variations (i.e. ε=αι, ι=ει, ο=ω, νγ=γγ, etc.), and tied to a master lexical entry...
by Alan Bunning
November 11th, 2017, 10:41 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Spelling in GNT editions (split from "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek")
Replies: 10
Views: 287

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

Yes, that Classical application was the same thing that I was talking about. But they called them(selves) "specialists in first century spelling," that was what was hard to swallow. Hort had an interest in manuscript spellings, but Westcott couldn't be more bored by it and at best seemed to humor h...
by Alan Bunning
October 29th, 2017, 9:35 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 1458

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

We are using tonos, which is what digital classicist recommends in your OP - do you know where the Unicode standard says oxia is deprecated? I spent about 15 minutes looking, but didn't find it. It's probably there. I spent some more time on this and cannot find any evidence that those oxia charact...
by Alan Bunning
September 24th, 2017, 7:59 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 1458

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

In unicode deprecated code points will never be re-used, it's not a problem. That it good to know. Thus, unless someone removes it from their font which is unlikely, it probably won't matter. It is probably more of a problem for developers. In my case, I discovered it when comparing words that look...
by Alan Bunning
September 24th, 2017, 7:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 1458

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

Jonathan Robie wrote:
September 24th, 2017, 5:59 pm
We are using tonos, which is what digital classicist recommends in your OP - do you know where the Unicode standard says oxia is deprecated? I spent about 15 minutes looking, but didn't find it. It's probably there.
No I did not find it either.