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by RandallButh
July 9th, 2019, 2:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Hi everyone

Yes, the KoineGreek site is recommend, too. Ben is doing a great job.

--Randall Buth
by RandallButh
June 12th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 4011

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

Her phrase "Since there is no new eschatological content in Acts, the phrases were rarely used" shows that she didn't have an full or accurate understanding of the philology and the three separate constructions. There are ZERO Hebraic structures in Acts, not "rarely used". But there were about 16 ex...
by RandallButh
May 28th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: "the monosemic nature of discourse markers"
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: "the monosemic nature of discourse markers"

Assuming an absolute "monosemy" is how many people get off-track in their semantics and produce counter-intuitive results. Classic example in Greek/NT is "no time in the Greek verb" of the aspect-only crowd. (They do the same thing in Hebrew, too, although there it is by not recognizing or ignoring ...
by RandallButh
April 9th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities
Replies: 25
Views: 1932

Re: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities

Or are you asserting that the ordering οὗτοι υἱοί εἰσιν θεοῦ would only happen if οὗτοι was a left dislocation? Yes. Here it is Subject-CC(Topic) Complement-Focus (partial) Verb Complement (partial) PS: No problem with prosodies, but those are subservient to, and part of, the word order choices. E....
by RandallButh
April 9th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities
Replies: 25
Views: 1932

Re: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities

Yes, that's what I'd call it. Clitics create syntactic discontinuities for purposes of phonological phrasing. Enclitics like the unaccented pronouns and forms of εἰμί tend to attach to the clauses sentence accent. +1 almost +1, but then -1 The so-called "sentence accent" can also be for a Topicaliz...
by RandallButh
April 9th, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities
Replies: 25
Views: 1932

Re: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities

Mike, I think you need to include more attention on the individual items in order to complete the picture, particularly the "these": οὗτοί εἰσιν υἱοὶ θεοῦ places a strong sentence stress on the demonstrative. οὗτοι υἱοί εἰσιν θεοῦ places a strong stress on υἱοί and with the fronted demonstrative wou...
by RandallButh
April 8th, 2019, 4:13 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities
Replies: 25
Views: 1932

Re: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities

Jason and Stirling, χαίρετε, "discontinuous" syntax is reasonably clear English metalanguage, while ὑπέρβατον is Greek metalanguage "over-mover". To Jason's example, the following may be helpful: οὗτοι is what I call a Contextualizing Constituent, AKA "Topicalization." The word order has specially m...
by RandallButh
March 6th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 4011

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

@RandallButh reading "between the lines", so to speak, of your posts, and the mention of the Hebraic idiom in the GoL (and not Acts), would you therefore be thinking that the instances in the GoL of the Hebraic idiom and not in Acts are not because Luke was attempting to "mimic Septuagint style" (y...
by RandallButh
March 1st, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Seasoned Greek Prof potentially available for employment
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: Seasoned Greek Prof potentially available for employment

Randy, I wish you the best (περὶ πάντων εὔχομαί σε εὑοδοῦσθαι) and recognize the tight spot vis-a-vis age and market openings. I wish I could offer something, but I would need to ask a question not yet commonplace in the market: How are your lecturing skills in Greek? I share this for younger schola...
by RandallButh
February 26th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 4011

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

The problem is that we are not getting to point two. What evidence would support the claim that indefinite subjectless ἐγένετο clauses were being created by Luke to mimic LXX style? What evidence would counter such view points? This isn't so hard, but people will only understand if they think throu...