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by Stephen Carlson
January 11th, 2018, 3:32 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

I’ve wondered about this myself, and thought that it ought to be fairly straightforward to program a search to find all the minimal pairs in a corpus (e.g. strings with an edit distance of one, as a rough cut approximation).
by Stephen Carlson
January 5th, 2018, 8:08 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ζῶ ἐν πίστει, ἐκ πίστεως ζήσεται
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: ζῶ ἐν πίστει, ἐκ πίστεως ζήσεται

Difference in meaning? I don't think so here -- it's simply that each author has a slightly different sense of how the preposition is used, but context makes it clear that both usages mean the same thing. This strikes me as self-contradictory. If there’s a different sense, of course there’s a diffe...
by Stephen Carlson
December 30th, 2017, 3:13 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Obtaining Translations of Texts in Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
Replies: 21
Views: 636

Re: Obtaining Translations of Texts in Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

Thank you. Older translations are often less accurate than the newer. I find it helpful when a translation is not too paraphrastic and is literal enough (as are many translations from the Loeb Classical Library), since it is easier to match it to the Greek text. Indeed, the editorial philosophy of ...
by Stephen Carlson
December 27th, 2017, 5:51 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Morphology Paradigms
Replies: 19
Views: 597

Re: Morphology Paradigms

I split this fascinating topic into its own thread.
by Stephen Carlson
December 26th, 2017, 6:44 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Obtaining Translations of Texts in Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
Replies: 21
Views: 636

Re: Obtaining Translations of Texts in Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

Occasionally, TLG will provide a link to a translation (usually Perseus). Working in a lot in TLG, without the benefit of a parallel translation, does wonders for one's ability to sight-read Greek.
by Stephen Carlson
December 23rd, 2017, 10:56 pm
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: Etymological Follies: Three Recent Lexicons of the New Testament
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Etymological Follies: Three Recent Lexicons of the New Testament

I enjoy etymological notes in lexica, because I'm one of those people whom those notes help in making connections and associations, which is one way of learning and retaining vocabulary. That said, not everyone benefits from them. In fact, some might be tempted to commit the etymological fallacy.
by Stephen Carlson
December 20th, 2017, 8:18 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Dative case as the direct object?
Replies: 23
Views: 961

Re: Dative case as the direct object?

The problem is, as evident in Mocciaro piece, is that with two argument verbs, the second argument (the object) gets different marking depending how affected the object is / how transitive the verb is. If the term "direct object" is defined with respect to transitivity, then we have some sort of (p...
by Stephen Carlson
December 19th, 2017, 9:26 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Dative case as the direct object?
Replies: 23
Views: 961

Re: Dative case as the direct object?

Does "direct object" even have a rigorous definition? My impression is that it's basically a school grammar term, and not something that you'd see in more sophisticated linguistics. You certainly see it in older grammars like Smyth and Robertson, and it's used in some papers I would consider sophis...
by Stephen Carlson
December 17th, 2017, 6:37 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Dative case as the direct object?
Replies: 23
Views: 961

Re: Dative case as the direct object?

Does "direct object" even have a rigorous definition? My impression is that it's basically a school grammar term, and not something that you'd see in more sophisticated linguistics. That said, SIL offers a definition here : A direct object is a grammatical relation that exhibits a combination of cer...
by Stephen Carlson
December 13th, 2017, 8:47 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 422

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

Jonathan Robie wrote:
December 13th, 2017, 8:20 pm
The least confusing thing might be to follow BDAG here.
I think what he'll end up doing -- unless one of his workbook examples needs the gloss.