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by MAubrey
November 13th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?

No. Wallace wants it to be the case, but it's impossible unless you make it mean something it doesn't mean. The subjective/objective distinction is predicated on mapping transitive clause syntax onto a noun phrase The army destroyed the city. The army's destruction of the city. Something cannot be a...
by MAubrey
September 27th, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Mistranslation of Luke’s Genealogy?
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Mistranslation of Luke’s Genealogy?

You lists of data at the end would be more useful in a spreadsheet.

Also, just for clarification, how are you defining "emphatic" here?

by MAubrey
September 19th, 2018, 3:58 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Preposed Verb-initial Units
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Preposed Verb-initial Units

I haven't read it, but if he's talking about Verb+clitic (or well, anything+clitic), then there are a number of established terms: "phonological word", for example. I've been convinced for a while that discussions of word order/constituent order that only looks at grammatical words rather than phono...
by MAubrey
September 17th, 2018, 4:56 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 1703

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

It's one example out of many. I also gave ἔοικα. Please tell me how "the perfect refers simply to completed action" in James 1:6: αἰτείτω δὲ ἐν πίστει μηδὲν διακρινόμενος · ὁ γὰρ διακρινόμενος ἔοικεν κλύδωνι θαλάσσης ἀνεμιζομένῳ καὶ ῥιπιζομένῳ. Really? You're doing this? State predicates don't beha...
by MAubrey
September 15th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἀγαπάω and φιλέω again...
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: ἀγαπάω and φιλέω again...

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
September 15th, 2018, 10:22 am
eads me to think that maybe our modern linguistically informed semantics might not be as accurate as we thought.
Ah, well, I would dispute that the "there's no essential semantic difference" isn't the product of "a modern linguistically informed semantics." ;)
by MAubrey
September 10th, 2018, 4:08 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Scribes don’t augment right
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Scribes don’t augment right

Without checking I don't know for sure, but I'd expect that the majority of unaugmented verbs in Perseus are in poetry, particularly since Perseus is heavily weighted toward the Classical period. "Both the syllabic and temporal augment are frequently omitted in metrical inscriptures of all periods w...
by MAubrey
September 9th, 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: New Linguistic Theories to learn
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: New Linguistic Theories to learn

On what topic?

The field is huge, so without a specific point of reference it's difficult to make suggestions.
by MAubrey
September 4th, 2018, 7:30 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Legitimate word forms?
Replies: 28
Views: 975

Re: Legitimate word forms?

Ken M. Penner wrote:
September 4th, 2018, 4:52 pm
RandallButh wrote:
September 2nd, 2018, 12:15 am
a person must think PHONOLOGICALLY
This is a point that bears repeating.
Over and over and over again.
by MAubrey
September 3rd, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Is the article genitive article anaphoric at 2 Peter 1:11?
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Is the article genitve article anaphoric at 2 Peter 1:11?

I’m asking for a friend who posed this question to me: Does the article του that is construed with κυριου at 2Peter 1:11 act anaphorically pointing back to του κυριου in verse 8? 2 Peter 1:8-11 8 ταῦτα γὰρ ὑμῖν ὑπάρχοντα καὶ πλεονάζοντα οὐκ ἀργοὺς οὐδὲ ἀκάρπους καθίστησιν εἰς τὴν τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰη...
by MAubrey
August 30th, 2018, 9:27 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: The imperfect of Romans 9:3
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: The imperfect of Romans 9:3

I'm not sure what the question is. It is an unrealized wish and Greek uses the imperfect for that. English has a different idiom. As for a possible use of the subjunctive, we're not dealing with a dependent clause, where most subjunctives are found, but an independent clause marked with the connect...