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by RandallButh
January 9th, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

I am not suggesting that exegesis and SLA must be an either/or decision. But the most vocal SLA promoters have been trashing exegesis without mercy until some of us have grown weary of it. Trashing bad exegesis, I think. Texts need to be read and interpreted. Linguistic metalanguage is of very limi...
by RandallButh
December 5th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 17
Views: 587

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

Mike, you missed the 60's, in the beginning was "om", the onomapoetic word for primaeval cosmic energy. When a guy witnessed to me on the beach and read the opening verses of John it was my first thought. Now I know that John was building on a Jewish concept contained in the all-purpose prayer: ברוך...
by RandallButh
December 5th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Is this a sound Greek tip?
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Is this a sound Greek tip?

It might be useful, or not, depending on one's control of Spanish dialects. Greek "Χ" is not an "h" (as in some Spanish dialects) but a velar fricative, somewhat like Hebrew khaf ך כ [without dagesh], though Greek χι is often more fronted, more palatal, especially with front vowels. It is best to vi...
by RandallButh
October 14th, 2018, 4:46 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Attic Greek?
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Attic Greek?

I will add another perspective, maybe a third point on a triangle. Attic Greek and Koine Greek are the same language and tightly connected dialects. It doesn't matter where one starts. However, a student should know that in the field of Classics and also NT, most of the classes do not teach the lang...
by RandallButh
October 3rd, 2018, 2:54 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Workbook Questions Clarification
Replies: 20
Views: 2621

Re: Workbook Questions Clarification

זה הוא

εὕρηκας αὐτό.

ἀναγνόντι τί σοι δοκεῖ;
by RandallButh
September 29th, 2018, 2:26 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Workbook Questions Clarification
Replies: 20
Views: 2621

Re: Workbook Questions Clarification

This brings up a fundamental question, of why anyone starts to learn Koine or Biblical Greek rather than Modern Greek - surely it's not that we want to communicate with Greek speakers, but that we want to read the GNT and let the GNT communicate to us. These are basic questions that are often menti...
by RandallButh
September 28th, 2018, 2:14 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?
Replies: 16
Views: 1561

Re: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?

OK. I got it. Meaning, OK, I understand. Present. Now. Hebrew does this even more than English. ידעתי. אני יודע. I know. חפצתי לשמוע דבר חדש "I want to hear something new." More literally in Hebrew-English, "I wanted to hear something new." there is a class of verbs that can do this in Hebrew that m...
by RandallButh
September 27th, 2018, 6:40 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Workbook Questions Clarification
Replies: 20
Views: 2621

Re: Workbook Questions Clarification

You may have missed another point: It is important to think, speak, write and communicate in the language in order to internalize it. Yes, speaking, too, because it forces rapid processing of the language, which forces internalization, and because human reading and cognition goes through a "phonolog...
by RandallButh
September 27th, 2018, 4:14 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?
Replies: 16
Views: 1561

Re: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?

To speak as simply as possible: There is no such thing as a "spatially remote perfective" aspect or "spatially remote imperfective aspect." Spatial remoteness is a figment of imagination, where a metaphor "spatial remoteness" has been been given ontological status as a defining feature based on some...
by RandallButh
September 17th, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην
Replies: 27
Views: 2622

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

Demetrius, De eloquentia 199 Καὶ ὅλως τῇ φυσικῇ τάξει τῶν ὀνομάτων χρηστέον, ὡς τὸ Ἐπίδαμνός ἐστι πόλις ἐν δεξιᾷ ἐσπλέοντι εἰς τὸν Ἰόνιον κόλπον· πρῶτον μὲν γὰρ ὠνόμασται τὸ περὶ οὗ, δεύτερον δὲ ὃ τοῦτό ἐστιν, ὅτι πόλις, καὶ τὰ ἄλλα ἐφεξῆς. τὸ περὶ οὗ = topic = Randy's item relating to context ὃ το...