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by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 27th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar
Replies: 23
Views: 3180

Re: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar

I just ordered this from amazon.de. It was sold out from .com and .co.uk, and only 3 left in .de - seems to be popular, or they just had a small amount initially. Maybe there will be demand for a cheaper paperback for NT students?

At the same time I ordered The CGCG.

It's nice to have a Christmas :)
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 26th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 2:7 - No room at the inn?
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Luke 2:7 - No room at the inn?

As a side note, you'll get more information about the Koine ("definitive") article in https://www.sil.org/system/files/reapdata/17/80/79/17807987582008905937674262856095982918/50670_Hoyle_ScenariosDiscourseTranslation.pdf, p. 141 ff. It can explain both "accommodation" and "a manger". Both are heare...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 13th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: θύρα in Acts 3:2
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: θύρα in Acts 3:2

That's out of scope for B-Greek forum. We don't discuss the merits or decisions of translations here. By now you already know the semantic range of the Greek word. It may of course be that based on the archeological or historical knowledge the translators have chosen a word which a modern English sp...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 12th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: θύρα in Acts 3:2
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: θύρα in Acts 3:2

Where is that definition from? It makes a mistake of taking English as normative, Greek as something to be explained with English glosses. Hence the mental dissonance. What if it's only something like "an entrance which can be opened and closed" and the rest is left to the context?
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 4th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek
Replies: 4
Views: 8433

Re: Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

We outline our views on the need for a new Greek reference grammar, discuss our methodological principles, and offer some thoughts on how the book may be useful as a teaching resource. Doi: 10.1017/S2058631019000308 Issue: 40 Volume: 20 Page Numbers: 30-34 Publication Date: 2019 Publication Name: J...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 27th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar
Replies: 23
Views: 3180

Re: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar

Jonathan Robie wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 1:06 pm
I'm curious about how literal the English translation is.
Isn't it the forum policy that we don't discuss about accuracy of translations here?

(Just joking...)
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 9th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 31
Views: 4852

Re: New Greek Teacher

I doubt that reading widely in Greek is an efficient way to build language in your head, unless your reading comprehension is already very good. Read small bits repeatedly and in depth until you are “preaching” them. Learn how to ask questions in Greek and pepper the text you are reading with quest...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 7th, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Two texts about aspect and tense (against "aspect-only theory")
Replies: 0
Views: 699

Two texts about aspect and tense (against "aspect-only theory")

Two texts have been published recently in Academia.edu arguing against "aspect-only theory": Aaron Tresham: https://www.academia.edu/13005838/Tense_and_Aspect_in_Pauls_Epistle_to_the_Romans Advisors: Kelly T. Osborne, Paul W. Felix, and Moisés Silva This is a dissertation and therefore quite long. I...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 8th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Semantic Primes - Fascinating!
Replies: 4
Views: 7916

Re: Semantic Primes - Fascinating!

BTW, I was suprised when I found biblical exegesis by Wierzbicka. https://intranet.secure.griffith.edu.au/schools-departments/natural-semantic-metalanguage/downloads The semantics of metaphor and parable: Looking for meaning in the Gospels (PDF 61k). Anna Wierzbicka. 2002. Theoria et Historia Scient...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 7th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Semantic Primes - Fascinating!
Replies: 4
Views: 7916

Re: Semantic Primes - Fascinating!

"Fascinating" is a good work to describe the idea. I've read the book which I think is "Primes and Universals" you mentioned. As you said, it's too impractical, but gives some nice ideas. Yes, it would be interesting to create a small simple vocabulary and then use it to describe other words. The vo...

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