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I must have hung around the 'wrong' Baptists when I lived there in '91-'94.Patrick Maxwell wrote:Hi everyone, my name is Patrick Maxwell (I am an old retired fellow in South Africa). My wife and I have been learning koine Greek in a small class given by someone at the local Baptist church.
- November 13th, 2013, 8:41 am
- Forum: Grammars
- Topic: Funk - A Beginning-Intermediate Grammar of Hellenistic Greek
- Replies: 32
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(real Syntax as opposed to what often passes under that name in biblical Greek circles What is real syntax? Clue me in. Much of what was called syntax in many older and even some current koinē studies is really semantics and pragmatics garbled. Syntax proper is the study of the structure of phrases...
Welcome! Cape Town is an amazing corner of the world. I have fond memories from a couple of visits, including the wineries. Good friends of mine minister in Ct itself and Somerset West.
Well caught Stephen. I call her Deirdre SMITH all the time! That example was especially bad since I gave her surname correctly when referring to the book. Must tell us something about the organisation of our encyclopaedic entries. On reflection I suspect that I'm conflating her name with Neil Smith'...
Deidre Smith (of Serper and Wilson "Relevance Theory" fame) invoked Wittgenstein at this point and claimed that there were pretty much an infinity of ways one could cut a cake, and that therefore there were an infinte number of possible classification schemes for the relationship between the head an...
- August 5th, 2013, 11:19 pm
- Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
- Topic: Is it ever too early to parse?
- Replies: 5
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I started learning greek mainly through learning of vocab and paradigms/rules. It only gets you so far. The next time around I got much much much further by translating paragraph sized sections of text weekly. Parsing was not a priority. I think the folk who advocate extensive reading are wise - the...
- July 29th, 2013, 2:37 am
- Forum: Vocabulary
- Topic: NT Greek word search or crossword puzzles?
- Replies: 4
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A friend of mine once devised a koine version of 'scrabble' for his own amusement - but I don't think it would be available for anyone else. The well-known game is trademarked etc... he simply added his own greek tiles with scoring worked out on letters by frequency in the vocal lists he had for the...
- July 19th, 2013, 8:57 am
- Forum: What does this text mean?
- Topic: Why is this article causing me troubles
- Replies: 20
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Thanks Mike for the Bakker title - I couldn't help feel a certain sense of irony when I noticed (1) Her title, subtitle and (2) the series title; a feeling somewhat compounded by your comments soon after about phrases.