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by Barry Hofstetter
December 17th, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Learning pronunciation for "Living Greek"
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Re: Learning pronunciation for "Living Greek"

Nice summary and good links, thanks. I wonder what it means that I'm very flexible with the different pronunciation systems used for ancient Greek ("treat them like dialectical differences") but woe betide anyone who uses ecclesiastical pronunciation for Latin... :)
by Barry Hofstetter
December 15th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Is there a 'present continuous tense'?
Replies: 8
Views: 2516

Re: Is there a 'present continuous tense'?

-eth is simply the archaic form of the third singular in English, so as where a modern speaker says "sends" a speaker in the Jacobean period might say "sendeth." It's not a present progressive or what some people are apparently calling a present continuous tense. The issue for those learning Greek i...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 15th, 2018, 12:03 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Relative or dependent clause?
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Relative or dependent clause?

I'm aware of that example. It is controversial and commentators struggle over the meaning (e.g. Hort construes it with the finite ἀγαλλιᾶσθε). Do you have anything less controversial? (Grammars don't discuss this example either.) This is why I like to avoid commentaries... Just kidding. I can say t...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 14th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Relative or dependent clause?
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Relative or dependent clause?

I suppose the issue is whether a relative pronoun, or more precisely a prepositional phrase with a relative pronoun object, can be governed by a participle rather than a finite verb. I can't find any discussion in the grammars on this. Of course it can, and there are plenty of examples throughout G...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 6th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

Bill, that article is far better and quite interesting. However, according to the OLD, verbum has a much broader range of meaning than the author of the article suggests, including: 4(pl.) Words (used in combination to give expression to ideas). ▶ necesse est eos qui re sunt hostes ~is notari, sente...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 6th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Eat, drink, and be merry (don't worry, be happy)
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: Eat, drink, and be merry (don't worry, be happy)

Skeleton feast motifs were fairly common in ancient times. There is this famous one from Pompeii... https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roman-mosaic-know-thyself.jpg Fun fact: my daughter did a counted cross stitch of this, over 1700 stitches as an entry in the Philadelphia Classical Society com...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

Following your suggestion I just did a search and lo and behold it appears that Jerome was copying a Pope: http://valera1602.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Catholics-Changing-Gods-Name.pdf Bill, you've got to be kidding. Riplinger is a KJV onlyist who believes that all other translations are Satani...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

To my knowledge Jerome did not know English as well as I do and as a native speaker I can tell you that to my ears the way "word" is used in English Bibles is more Biblish than it is English. I've never heard any of these in secular English: I agree that Jerome's English was terrible... :lol: Howev...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

From my point of view, the Latin should have been rendered with "sermo" rather than "verbum". That's exactly my point. In fact, I had that conversation here: https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/19771/what-does-the-latin-word-sermo-convey-that-verbum-does-not-in-john-1717-and/32989?s=3|...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

Bill, I'm not sure you are so much missing the boat as you are just focusing on the port side when there is also a starboard, a prow and a stern. I agree with Mike: "word" in English has a broad range of meaning which covers much of the semantic range enjoyed by λόγος. I also find it interesting tha...