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by Peter Streitenberger
June 19th, 2013, 7:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Monographs on Greek Conjunctions ?
Replies: 10
Views: 13863

Monographs on Greek Conjunctions ?

Dear Friends, could anyone recommend a book on Greek Conjunctions ? I'd be interested in the book "Temporal and Causal Conjunctions in Ancient Greek" by A. Rijksbaron, but that's far too expensive ($374, used). I've heard that Randall Buth has something on that issue ? Any suggestions are welcome ! ...
by Peter Streitenberger
June 15th, 2013, 12:11 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6463

Re: Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?

Dear Jonathan, in front of the Proposition "living in" and "leaving Germany" we would place the conjunction "although", especially here in Bavara :-) So the entrance question remains: how would Koine-Speakers downshift the following Information. Is it agreed to consider GE depending on context? Or M...
by Peter Streitenberger
June 15th, 2013, 11:42 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6463

Re: Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?

Dear Jonathan, You wrote: Thinking about this further, I am not sure that 'halt' defocuses either. Can you give me an example of a sentence using 'eben', where replacing 'eben' with 'halt' changes it from focused to defocused? Ich bin eben skeptisch. Ich bin halt skeptisch. To my non-native ears, it...
by Peter Streitenberger
June 15th, 2013, 9:00 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6463

Re: Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?

Dear Friends, >'eben' feels like it does something else, it seems to focus more than to defocus. Perfectly right ! I put it in a wrong semantic category ! "Eben" makes Information more prominent, if I can describe it properly. The Grammar you named is very insightful - it's interesting how non-nativ...
by Peter Streitenberger
June 14th, 2013, 11:55 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6463

Re: Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?

Dear friends,
ok so far, but how would Koine-Greek speakers or writers express sentences like these:
"I'm just kidding - it's not serious".
"It's just a promoter on the phone - not an important person"

Would GE in each cases do it ?
Yours
Peter
by Peter Streitenberger
June 12th, 2013, 3:13 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Default word order in Greek
Replies: 10
Views: 4269

Re: Default word order in Greek

Thanks, that's kind, Ryan. I've found it at Amazon.
See you !
Peter, Germany
by Peter Streitenberger
June 12th, 2013, 5:07 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6463

Re: Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?

Dear Stephen,
two wonderful examples ! Great ! Thank you. I've appreciated your assistance.
Yours
Peter
by Peter Streitenberger
June 12th, 2013, 4:31 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6463

Re: Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?

Dear Stephen,

wonderfull - a good hint for me ! Would it somehow be possible to add an clarifying example within the NT ? I'd be highly interested and want to learn more. An example would be beneficial for me.
Thank you
Yours
Peter, Germany
by Peter Streitenberger
June 9th, 2013, 7:37 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6463

Words/Particles with De-Focusing force ?

Dear Friends, IDOU e.g. sets the Focus on the Proposition and highlights the following Information. But are there grammaticalized devices, e.g. words doing the exact opposite by making Information less important? We have some in our German language, called "Abtönungspartikel" (halt, eben, mal), but ...
by Peter Streitenberger
May 28th, 2013, 6:49 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Word Order in Mat 16,18
Replies: 7
Views: 1609

Re: Word Order in Mat 16,18

Dear Friends,

thank you ! So you agree that the fronting of MOU has phonological reasons and there is not intention to stress the pronoun ? I initially thought that would be the case.
Yours
Peter, Germany

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