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by Barry Hofstetter
May 21st, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can verbs have a case?
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Can verbs have a case?

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
May 19th, 2018, 8:29 am
Normally the article is not used when the infinitive is being used as the subject or object.
Having made that statement, I found this in my daily NT reading today:

Rom 14:21 καλὸν τὸ μὴ φαγεῖν κρέα μηδὲ πιεῖν οἶνον μηδὲ ἐν ᾧ ὁ ἀδελφός σου προσκόπτει.

"Normally" does not mean "never..." :o
by Barry Hofstetter
May 20th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ancient Greek Literary Style: Bicolon, Tricolon, Isocolon
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Ancient Greek Literary Style: Bicolon, Tricolon, Isocolon

Thanks fo the tip, always good to have another good commentary on Ephesians.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 19th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana
Replies: 0
Views: 342

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: 4
Views: 692

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: 613

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: 384

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: 1567

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: 814

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: 814

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: 814

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'...