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by Stephen Carlson
September 18th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 739

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 7:03 pm
And I actually answered that.
I have a feeling Mike's comment came in media res.
by Stephen Carlson
September 18th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην
Replies: 27
Views: 766

Re: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην

Now, what articles or resources, preferably accessible online would you recommend for further study of this (of course anything by Dik is good, my second favorite classicist after Eleanor Dickey), and what is the best resource overall? My recommended resources are here: http://hypotyposeis.org/webl...
by Stephen Carlson
September 18th, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην
Replies: 27
Views: 766

Re: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην

I have almost given up on word order as a topic. Been reading mostly outside the NT & LXX since 2000. Don't subscribe to Helma Dik's framework anymore. Been observing patterns through a different lens. Seems to be a pattern of stacking up elements that would be found at the bottom of the generative...
by Stephen Carlson
September 17th, 2018, 10:19 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην
Replies: 27
Views: 766

Re: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην

Now, what articles or resources, preferably accessible online would you recommend for further study of this (of course anything by Dik is good, my second favorite classicist after Eleanor Dickey), and what is the best resource overall? My recommended resources are here: http://hypotyposeis.org/webl...
by Stephen Carlson
September 17th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 739

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 Stephen Carlson
September 17th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην
Replies: 27
Views: 766

Re: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην

τὸ περὶ οὗ, simply the subject, ὃ τοῦτό ἐστιν, the predicate, and then "the rest in order." You keep using the word "simply," but it does not mean what you think it means. See how well it matches Helma Dik's analysis of Greek word order. I would have to say that there is nothing here that suggests ...
by Stephen Carlson
September 17th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην
Replies: 27
Views: 766

Re: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην

On targums and Hebrew midrashic influence, see the response at original thread on Jn 8.25. On good Greek: Good Greek uses word order in nuanced Greek ways. As I write this I had just read Jam 3.8: τὴν δὲ γλῶσσαν οὐδεὶς δύναται ἀνθρώπων δαμάσαι· Excellent word order. first item relating to context, ...
by Stephen Carlson
September 14th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 739

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 9:36 am
If indeed from εἴκω, "to have resembled, to have been like" becomes the completed or settled state represented by our English "seem."
Excellent. I’ll take “completed or settled state” over “completed action.” That’s a big step in the right direction.
by Stephen Carlson
September 12th, 2018, 11:12 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 739

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Stephen Carlson wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 5:09 pm
Where’s the reference to a completed action?
For which verb that we've been discussing?
ἔοικεν
by Stephen Carlson
September 12th, 2018, 5:09 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 739

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

Where’s the reference to a completed action?