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by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 12th, 2017, 8:54 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 2092

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

Note that after each singular reference, everything else is plural: χωριζόμεθα implies that 'we' are 'ἄνθρωπος' and likewise, ἄνθρωπος is in contrast with Τῶν θηρίων and τίνων ἄλλων. But I don't think that's relevant. I think we could translate a similar passage to any language: "What is a man?... ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 5th, 2017, 7:11 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)
Replies: 39
Views: 6305

Re: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)

It seems counterintuitive that the two object complements in the phrase λευκὴν ἢ μέλαιναν 'white or black' would be separated like this. Hyperbaton is interesting indeed. I just wanted to comment on this little detail: the reason it seems counterintuitive in this case is because you cannot do that ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 3rd, 2017, 9:06 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John

There was some in-depth discussion about subjective and objective genitive here . I quote myself: it really looks that all that can be said about subj./obj. genitive hasn't been said, outside or inside Koine or Bible. And in this phase it's actually too early to say that the problematic NT passages ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 2nd, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 5731

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

I don't believe the distinction should ever matter, because Unicode is not intended to convey subtle semantics, but rather simply to produce glyphs, to draw the letters' shapes correctly. No, no, producing glyphs and drawing shapes is the job of a font rendering engine and font files. Unicode is a ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 5th, 2017, 6:23 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Short and long [i]
Replies: 6
Views: 1380

Short and long [i]

There's an interesting blog post in Evangelical Textual Criticism blog. Peter Williams says there was a distinction between short and long [ i ]. http://evangelicaltextualcriticism.blog ... -luke.html

What do you say?
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 5th, 2017, 3:03 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux GNT Lemma Search
Replies: 11
Views: 2536

Re: Linux GNT Lemma Search

Hmm, doesn't "offline" mean "without network access"? That's what installable Bible software does. Websites are for online access, right? Right. I think some of the websites are better than the free installable Bible software for this particular task. Then again, if he is comfortable with the shell...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 3rd, 2017, 5:49 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux GNT Lemma Search
Replies: 11
Views: 2536

Re: Linux GNT Lemma Search

Jonathan Robie wrote:
October 3rd, 2017, 4:48 pm
Unfortunately, the OP says he needs offline access. Several websites let you do this.
Hmm, doesn't "offline" mean "without network access"? That's what installable Bible software does. Websites are for online access, right?
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 3rd, 2017, 4:35 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux GNT Lemma Search
Replies: 11
Views: 2536

Re: Linux GNT Lemma Search

Jonathan Robie wrote:
October 3rd, 2017, 2:34 pm
I haven't looked for a few years - which of these allow search by lemma?
Sorry, I haven't either, but the engine is able to do lemma search if the text module includes lemmas. Some Greek modules have at least Strong's numbers which work as lemmas.
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 1st, 2017, 2:52 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux GNT Lemma Search
Replies: 11
Views: 2536

Re: Linux GNT Lemma Search