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by MAubrey
September 22nd, 2017, 12:52 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Word order in Mark 8:5 Πόσους ἔχετε ἄρτους;
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Word order in Mark 8:5 Πόσους ἔχετε ἄρτους;

It's in its normally expected position post-verb, isn't it. It's activated/known so it isn't focal (and in questions the question word is always the focus anyway) and it's non-contrastive. It would be more difficult to explain its position if it were moved forward.
by MAubrey
September 20th, 2017, 5:00 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Grammaticalization of tense?
Replies: 18
Views: 710

Re: Grammaticalization of tense?

When we say that verb tense and/or aspect are grammaticalized, is it not misleading to imply that these grammaticalized features are unaffected by lexical semantics, co-text, context? When we hear someone making a distinction between affected and unaffected meaning, what sort of semantic theory is ...
by MAubrey
September 19th, 2017, 9:10 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Grammaticalization of tense?
Replies: 18
Views: 710

Re: Grammaticalization of tense?

It just means that tense has a marker in the morphology of the verb--a suffix or prefix--in this case, it would be the augment and secondary endings that mark past tense.
by MAubrey
September 6th, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: Need a lookup from the first edition of Bauer's Wörterbuch
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Need a lookup from the first edition of Bauer's Wörterbuch

I don't have access to the first edition. Like you, I only have access to the German 5th (1958). The classification is quite curious, but maybe not entirely surprising. Perfects have common ancestry in Proto-Indo-European with the middle morphology. Also: German voice alternations share some commona...
by MAubrey
September 3rd, 2017, 9:58 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: ὄνομά μοι ... τὸ ὄνομά μου
Replies: 19
Views: 1502

Re: ὄνομά μοι ... τὸ ὄνομά μου

Paul-Nitz wrote:
August 30th, 2017, 10:03 am
MAubrey wrote:
August 4th, 2017, 1:45 pm
The datives are predicative functioning at the level of the clause, while the genitives function within the NP.
Could someone explain Aubrey's comment to me?
Did this get sufficiently explained? Or do I need to clarify it?
by MAubrey
August 11th, 2017, 7:01 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Semantics and Pragmatics
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Semantics and Pragmatics

Ah, yes. Chris chapter in GVR is really excellent. He did an excellent job laying out the issues.
by MAubrey
August 10th, 2017, 7:38 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Semantics and Pragmatics
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Semantics and Pragmatics

Somewhere in the last two days of reading I came across a critique of Rod Decker's aspectology, saying that he talks about a confusion of semantics and pragmatics. The author of the critique claimed that semantics and pragmatics form a continuum where only the extremes at each end are clearly eithe...
by MAubrey
August 10th, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Χάρις καὶ ειρήνη
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Χάρις καὶ ειρήνη

Hi Ryan,

Welcome! It's always nice to have more from CanIL.

Mike
by MAubrey
August 4th, 2017, 1:57 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἰάομαι Why middle?
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: ἰάομαι Why middle?

The unpleasant answer is: "nobody really knows." Even at the time of the New Testament, it had already been a middle verb for 1000 years. Some try to force it into a direct reflexive mold saying that somehow the subject benefits from the action, but that's quite forced and stretches the semantics to...
by MAubrey
August 4th, 2017, 1:45 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: ὄνομά μοι ... τὸ ὄνομά μου
Replies: 19
Views: 1502

Re: ὄνομά μοι ... τὸ ὄνομά μου

The datives are predicative functioning at the level of the clause, while the genitives function within the NP.