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by MAubrey
December 4th, 2018, 9:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 16
Views: 369

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

When I hear "in the beginning was the Word" I'm thinking "Oooooom" (as in Eastern Meditation) or a word like "radiometry". When I think of "utterance" then I think that God speaks (and commands) through Christ, which is consistent with Hebrews 1:1-2, etc. But okay, thanks. If you're just talking ab...
by MAubrey
December 4th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 16
Views: 369

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

I'm not sure you've reflected sufficiently upon just how flexible the English 'word' can be. On the other hand, maybe you should look at some other translations. A number of them, are split nearly 50-50 on translating λόγος as 'word' or as something else. More traditional translations such as the KJ...
by MAubrey
November 28th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: John 1:18 μονογενὴς
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: John 1:18 μονογενὴς

Well, these things are decided on the basis of length, that's for sure. "Unique" isn't right. But 'only begotten' hasn't been meaningful English for quite some time. Seumas MacDonald did an excellent SBL paper last year, but I don't think it's available online update: found it: https://thepatrologis...
by MAubrey
November 13th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?
Replies: 4
Views: 334

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: 601

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?

Thanks.
by MAubrey
September 19th, 2018, 3:58 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Preposed Verb-initial Units
Replies: 4
Views: 737

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: 2137

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: 473

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: 389

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: 13
Views: 742

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.