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by Stephen Carlson
November 14th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Articular Infinitive
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Articular Infinitive

Anybody up for calling them "split infinitives"? :twisted:
by Stephen Carlson
October 21st, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ

Yeah, Paul's usage may be rare, even unparalleled on the evidence we have. (And we have but a tiny of sample of ancient letters, much less literary ones like Galatians.) Maybe Paul regularly wrote big (even though others can write smaller), and this was known to his recipients. It's all speculative....
by Stephen Carlson
October 20th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ

The usual answer is that professional scribes can write small but less practiced people write big.
by Stephen Carlson
October 13th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν
Replies: 11
Views: 2548

Re: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν

I've been thinking about this, and I'm not so sure. It's essentially an adverbial expression, and could still be taken either way. I'm not sure how "adverbial" helps since the verb is ἐστιν. Perhaps you mean it applies to something more abstract, such as the situation of being armed with the sword?...
by Stephen Carlson
October 9th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν
Replies: 11
Views: 2548

Re: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν

Is the fact that Ἱκανόν is neuter helpful, i.e., that it does not mean "the two swords are enough"?
by Stephen Carlson
October 7th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Semantic Primes - Fascinating!
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: Semantic Primes - Fascinating!

Yes, Wierzbicka's notion of semantic primes is fascinating. Advantage: it should be possible to write definitions in Koine, using her method. Disadvantage: her notion shifts the complexity of semantic description from the use of individual words to the writing of (rather involved) definitions. It is...
by Stephen Carlson
September 14th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Books
Topic: New book on the Greek Article
Replies: 6
Views: 2309

Re: New book on the Greek Article

Daniel Semler wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Stephen Carlson wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Interesting. Is there a table of contents for this book? Amazon doesn't list it.
I was wondering that. Took a few searches but here is one:https://www.bokus.com/bok/9781556714139 ... cal-greek/

Thx
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Good. Thanks. I’ll have to add that book to my wish list.
by Stephen Carlson
September 13th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: New book on the Greek Article
Replies: 6
Views: 2309

Re: New book on the Greek Article

Interesting. Is there a table of contents for this book? Amazon doesn't list it.
by Stephen Carlson
September 1st, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Confused about case endings for φῶς
Replies: 7
Views: 2863

Re: Confused about case endings for φῶς

Wow. I didn't understand a word either of you just said. Glad to see I'm not mad in thinking it's unusual though! The basic idea is φῶς was originally a contraction of φάος, which had a more-or-less regular genitive φάους and dative φάει. Yet, when φάος contracted to φῶς, the genitive and dative lo...
by Stephen Carlson
August 15th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: δε & και together ex. Titus 3:14
Replies: 2
Views: 2762

Re: δε & και together ex. Titus 3:14

When you see δὲ καί together like that, the καί is adverbial: "but also"

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