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by Stephen Carlson
June 17th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 18
Views: 657

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

On the other hand, this is still really interesting, with a cursory search, since the shift is one directional. Perfects with the α don't appear to be ever intransitive...at least not unambiguously, but perfects with the η can occasionally be transitive. The idea is not implausible, I can say that....
by Stephen Carlson
June 12th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 18
Views: 657

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

And neither does LSJ give any indication that different spellings of the perfect have different transitivities.
by Stephen Carlson
June 11th, 2018, 7:04 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 18
Views: 657

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

I vote for intransitive. However, I can't see how it really changes our understanding of the event with respect to the transitive renderings in English. It really looks like a translational issue to me, and translations are not obliged to preserve the syntax if the sense is otherwise conveyed. In ot...
by Stephen Carlson
June 3rd, 2018, 9:48 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Understanding names in Koine Greek
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Understanding names in Koine Greek

If you could ask an ancient Greek what the man's name was, he'd answer Petros, and they wouldn't have any clue at all what you'd mean by the most basic form Petr, unless he were really into grammar, perhaps. Yes, and in fact the "nominative" case gets its name because it's the case you use to state...
by Stephen Carlson
June 3rd, 2018, 2:50 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 637

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

Thanks. I appreciate your comments. (I have a Ph.D. student who's working in this area and I want to be able to obviate common objections.) I view the the term "choice" as about options within the linguistic system. This prevents us from overreading the significance of forms when there is only one i...
by Stephen Carlson
June 2nd, 2018, 5:52 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 637

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

I guess mantra is an acceptable term depending on what you mean by “choice” Definition of "mantra" from COBUILD/Collins: You can use mantra to refer to a statement or a principle that people repeat very often because they think it is true, especially when you think that it not true or is only part ...
by Stephen Carlson
June 2nd, 2018, 4:55 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 637

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

Jonathan Robie wrote:
June 1st, 2018, 9:08 am
the whole "choice implies meaning" mantra
"mantra"?!
by Stephen Carlson
May 31st, 2018, 11:34 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 637

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

Oh, I meant title and publisher so I can get it myself, rather than the quotations (thanks, btw).