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by MAubrey
December 12th, 2017, 5:45 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

Note that after each singular reference, everything else is plural: χωριζόμεθα implies that 'we' are 'ἄνθρωπος' and likewise, ἄνθρωπος is in contrast with Τῶν θηρίων and τίνων ἄλλων. But I don't think that's relevant. I think we could translate a similar passage to any language: "What is a man?... ...
by MAubrey
December 11th, 2017, 7:42 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

How about Epictetus, Disc. 2.9? τί γάρ ἐστιν ἄνθρωπος; — Ζῷον, φησί, λογικὸν θνητόν. — Εὐθὺς ἐν τῷ λογικῷ τίνων χωριζόμεθα; — Τῶν θηρίων. — Καὶ τίνων ἄλλων; Note that after each singular reference, everything else is plural: χωριζόμεθα implies that 'we' are 'ἄνθρωπος' and likewise, ἄνθρωπος is in co...
by MAubrey
December 8th, 2017, 11:44 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)
Replies: 37
Views: 1198

Re: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)

Charlie Law wrote:
December 8th, 2017, 9:23 am
But my question remains: what are some possible reasons for the constituent order seen in NA27?
How deep do you want to go here? There are a number quite non-traditional grammar concepts we'll need to work through in order to get to laying out the reasons.
by MAubrey
December 7th, 2017, 11:12 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)
Replies: 37
Views: 1198

Re: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)

Ah. I get it. We're talking about different things. I'm talking about the word order of enclitics within the clauses (e.g. Wackernagel's Law). Smyth is just talking about where and when certain accents do or do not occur. Ah, so THAT's what you're talking about. I'll have to read up on Wackernagel'...
by MAubrey
December 7th, 2017, 7:36 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)
Replies: 37
Views: 1198

Re: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)

We have data on information structure and syntax. What would we need to know about prosody? The traditional accounting of enclitics is straightforward, but I get the impression you think we need something beyond that. I don't know how to answer that. In your view, what is the traditional account of...
by MAubrey
December 6th, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)
Replies: 37
Views: 1198

Re: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)

We have data on information structure and syntax. What would we need to know about prosody? The traditional accounting of enclitics is straightforward, but I get the impression you think we need something beyond that. I don't know how to answer that. In your view, what is the traditional account of...
by MAubrey
December 5th, 2017, 8:46 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)
Replies: 37
Views: 1198

Re: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)

It's quite possible that topic vs. focus is key here. I should be able to do queries involving information structure soonish, I'm in the process of setting up an environment to do various kinds of queries. When I can, I'll do those queries and post the results. It is certainly *a* key. The majority...
by MAubrey
December 5th, 2017, 4:27 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Metaphorical extensions of spatial concepts
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Metaphorical extensions of spatial concepts

Sure thing!

Suffice to say, you're not imagining anything!

;)
by MAubrey
December 5th, 2017, 2:07 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Metaphorical extensions of spatial concepts
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Metaphorical extensions of spatial concepts

1. Am I just imagining this or is it a real thing? 2. Any thoughts on where I could look for info on this? You could start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embodied_cognition https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conceptual_metaphor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_linguistics And the bibliograph...
by MAubrey
December 5th, 2017, 11:25 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 690

Re: Porter's SBL review of "The Greek Verb Revisited"

To regular people, the idea that a person can opine as an expert on the meaning of a text or the language of the text without a high reading level in the language of that text seems really strange. However, as a grumpy middle-aged professional in a completely different field, I understand that regu...