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by KimmoHuovila
January 3rd, 2013, 4:36 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Word order and emphasis in Acts 2:39
Replies: 22
Views: 9945

Re: Word order and emphasis in Acts 2:39

A point of departure for Levinsohn (2000:8) is by definition clause initial. This is also true for Settings in Helma Dik (2007:38). In other words, this isn't a matter of observation. Yesterday I did some thinking about this. The point of departure serves to attach a new clause to the immediately p...
by KimmoHuovila
November 26th, 2012, 9:59 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: The meaning of ὁρίζω in Romans 1:4
Replies: 11
Views: 3708

Re: The meaning of ὁρίζω in Romans 1:4

Appointing is a performative definition and declaration is a public definition that need not be performative. Kimmo, if I understand correctly the language that you are using in "performative" then I think you are right at the point that I am asking about. As I look at the use of this word in the r...
by KimmoHuovila
November 15th, 2012, 1:54 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: The meaning of ὁρίζω in Romans 1:4
Replies: 11
Views: 3708

Re: The meaning of ὁρίζω in Romans 1:4

I have to say that I'm a little skeptical of the "declare" rendering for Rom 1:4 from a Greek perspective. Looking at the entry in LSJ, "declare" is not one of the sense of ὁρίζω nor does it seem to have to with speech acts, which "declare" suggests. Rather, it means "to determine, decide, ordain."...
by KimmoHuovila
July 3rd, 2012, 4:06 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Verb catalog - lexical aspect
Replies: 89
Views: 17959

Re: Verb catalog - lexical aspect

ἐνθαῦτα ὁ Ξέρξης ἑωυτὸν ἐμακάρισε, μετὰ δὲ τοῦτο ἐδάκρυσε . Then Xerxes declared himself happy, but after that he burst out crying. We know this aorist is not complexive but ingressive because Xerxes is still crying when Artabanus tells him: μακαρίσας γὰρ σεωυτὸν δακρύεις "for you're crying after y...
by KimmoHuovila
July 2nd, 2012, 8:55 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Verb catalog - lexical aspect
Replies: 89
Views: 17959

Re: Verb catalog - lexical aspect

(I'm also not sure if the state-activity distinction is as important for Greek as it is for English.) That's entirely possible, but it is something that would require testing to determine for sure. I'm suspicious, though. It's pretty clear that the Greek lexicon has allowed for the formation of dis...
by KimmoHuovila
May 21st, 2012, 1:36 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Term Aktionsart
Replies: 40
Views: 12623

Re: The Term Aktionsart

The label 'layers' is used to denote SEPARATE and DISTINCT strata of something. They remain layers and do not intermingle, otherwise they cease being layers. Would it make sense to recommend a term that allows for the resultant "mixing" of the "layers" to form a unit of thought. Perhaps something c...
by KimmoHuovila
May 20th, 2012, 2:35 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Koine morphology reference works
Replies: 18
Views: 10847

Koine morphology reference works

What are the best reference works for Koine morphology?
by KimmoHuovila
May 20th, 2012, 8:33 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Term Aktionsart
Replies: 40
Views: 12623

Re: The Term Aktionsart

In other words, we need two layers, because the aspect is different. The same layer cannot be both imperfective and perfective. If you mean that each change is its own layer, then it is better not to give them names that mean something else, like lexical layer, grammatical layer, frasal layer. Just...
by KimmoHuovila
May 16th, 2012, 2:58 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Term Aktionsart
Replies: 40
Views: 12623

Re: The Term Aktionsart

I struggle with your distinction concerning phrasal and grammatical layer. How is 'walked to the store' a different layer than 'was walking to the store'? I think they should belong to the same layer. I think this higher layer can be used for several different tense-aspect functions. I am not sure ...
by KimmoHuovila
May 15th, 2012, 9:35 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Term Aktionsart
Replies: 40
Views: 12623

Re: The Term Aktionsart

1. Yes, 'lexical aspect' is part of the semantics of a verb, but it can sometimes change, between, e.g., 'walked' and 'walked to the store' To me, lexical aspect sounds like it should be a lexical phenomenon. 'Walked to the store' is aspectually different from 'walked', but the difference is not in...

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