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by Barry Hofstetter
May 19th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana
Replies: 0
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Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana

Working through the Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana, mainly mining it for interesting sections to spring on my Latin students, found this in the Greek: ἑνεχυρον θέλεις; μὴ γένοιτο, οὐ χρείαν ἔχω... Lest you thought Paul was the only one ever to say μὴ γένοιτο! Lee Irons on Facebook po...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 19th, 2018, 8:29 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can verbs have a case?
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Can verbs have a case?

This is where it's helpful to be a bit more precise with our metalanguage. Just to expand a bit for clarity: Finite verbs do not have case, finite meaning that the verb is marked for person and number. Participle derives from the Latin particeps, which means "to have a share in, sharing." Participle...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 19th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello - return to bgreek
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Hello - return to bgreek

Welcome back, Hefin. Don't worry -- it's just like riding a bicycle or skating, it comes back rather quickly when you start pedaling or are on the ice (but not pedaling on the ice).
by Barry Hofstetter
May 17th, 2018, 7:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Back again after a couple of decades
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Back again after a couple of decades

Welcome back, Jim.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 13th, 2018, 12:10 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell

That would set a dangerous precedent. Think of how many NT Greek textbooks and reference works they would need to overhaul! Many thousands of seminary students have been drinking from that well for several decades. They become militant defenders of a fossilized 19th-century language model that prob...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 11th, 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation

I'm not sure I would call it a sentence fragment, simply the main clause with the verb ἐστί or the equivalent understood from context . The expression understood from context is an umbrella covering a multitude of discourse scenarios. The fragment χρεία τῆς τῶν προειρημένων μνήμης doesn't suggest, ...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 9th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation

Two things, one quite amusing (at least to me). I couldn't make heads or tails out of what you were saying, until I realized that you weren't writing the Greek γάρ but the English gap... :lol: Secondly, I'm not sure I would call it a sentence fragment, simply the main clause with the verb ἐστί or th...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 7th, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation

When I look at the syntax the first five lines it doesn't surprise me that Archibald did some rearranging. Before I launch into questions about information structure I always do a syntax analysis. In this text you're forced by the discourse structure to analyze above the level of the clause. There'...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 7th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation

Interesting passage. It might stimulate more discussion of if you mentioned a couple of the challenges you see.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 6th, 2018, 8:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old timer diving into Greek again
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Old timer diving into Greek again

Welcome to B-Greek.