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by Brian Gould
May 28th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?
Replies: 8
Views: 9944

Re: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?

Thank you, Barry. Would you say it's a plausible conjecture, then, that that explains why the LXX translators slipped an extra vowel into Σαλωμὼν?
by Brian Gould
May 28th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 6599

Re: Introduction

Okay, Jason. Thanks!
by Brian Gould
May 27th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 24
Views: 15340

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

This might explain why the NT usage of the word slants slightly more toward "utterance" than does BDAG; it could be a mild Hebraism. There are two Hebrew translations of the NT in common use, and in both of them John’s word λόγος is translated as דָּבָר ( davar or dabar ). Assuming that this is the...
by Brian Gould
May 27th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?
Replies: 8
Views: 9944

Re: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?

And there is a possible (rather, probable) typo in another footnote: 3 P.Leid. X, 1: “To get lead to harden, melt it, sprinkle it with flaked alum and vitriol, ground fine and mixed together; and it will be hard” (καὶ ἔσται σλκηρός); c “σκληροκαρδία, σκληρός, σκληρότης, σκληροτράχηλος, σκληρύνω,” T...
by Brian Gould
May 27th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Discrepancies between verb tables
Replies: 3
Views: 6207

Re: Discrepancies between verb tables

For the pluperfect, Green lists the endings as -κειν, -κεις, -κει, -κειμεν, -κειτε, -κε(ι)σαν, while Dik’s Secondary Indicative Perfect reads ἐλελύκη, ἐλελύκης, ἐλελύκει, ἐλελύκεμεν, ἐλελύκετε, ἐλελύκεσαν. I can certainly see a close resemblance, particularly in the 3rd sing. and plur., but they are...
by Brian Gould
May 27th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: What do the three different accents indicate?
Replies: 3
Views: 5645

Re: What do the three different accents indicate?

Thank you, Stephen. That is something to be going on with, though I can’t claim to have fully understood what you’re saying about pitch. Would it be akin to a rising or falling tone in Chinese? From a post of yours on another thread, where you mention your time at Duke, I see that different teachers...
by Brian Gould
May 27th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?
Replies: 8
Views: 9944

No Greek words beginning with σλ-?

There seem to be no Greek words beginning with σλ-. Is that correct? Would it have been regarded as an unacceptable consonant cluster? If so, it seems odd in a language that has no objection to σκ-, σμ-, and others. And might it explain the α inserted in the biblical name Σαλωμὼν, where “Σλωμὼν” wou...
by Brian Gould
May 26th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 6599

Re: Introduction

Thank you, Barry. Please feel free to change my username to my real name, Brian Gould.
by Brian Gould
May 26th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: What do the three different accents indicate?
Replies: 3
Views: 5645

What do the three different accents indicate?

From looking at one or two textbooks and online resources, I have the impression that at least as far as Biblical/koine Greek is concerned, there is no significant difference between the accents. Any one of the three accents indicates the stressed syllable, but that seems to be all. In the case, for...
by Brian Gould
May 26th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Discrepancies between verb tables
Replies: 3
Views: 6207

Discrepancies between verb tables

Thanks to @James Spinti who posted it on the “Learning paradigms” thread, I downloaded a table for λύω from Helma Dik’s website at the University of Chicago. For the indicative mood, she lists six tenses, in two groups of three: Primary indicative: Present, Future, Perfect Secondary indicative: Pres...

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