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by Alan Bunning
March 6th, 2014, 12:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Center for New Testament Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 30766

Re: Center for New Testament Restoration

Ken M. Penner wrote:Any plans for something similar for the Jewish Scriptures in Greek?
It will take me quite some time to finish the things I already plan to do with this project. After that, I will just have to see how it goes...
by Alan Bunning
February 25th, 2014, 10:57 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Why are there 6 principal parts instead of only 5?
Replies: 43
Views: 9748

Re: Why are there 6 principal parts instead of only 5?

Who said anything about getting rid of principal parts? I am just wondering if I can get by with 5 instead of 6. I suppose it depends on what you mean by "get by." If you want to compose Greek and generate any conjugated forms, you're probably going to need all six and then be aware for the excepti...
by Alan Bunning
February 25th, 2014, 10:55 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Why are there 6 principal parts instead of only 5?
Replies: 43
Views: 9748

Re: Good enough (and a game for learning principal parts)

But what will you be teaching? This is a good question, though forgive me for being off topic. Alan, I am also curious about what you are intending/wanting/thinking about doing and what your motives are for desiring to do so. You seem to have no qualms denigrating a system that has at the very leas...
by Alan Bunning
February 25th, 2014, 10:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Center for New Testament Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 30766

Center for New Testament Restoration

Here is the beta version of a website I have created that contains individual electronic transcriptions of all extant manuscripts, quotations, talismans, etc. of the Greek New Testament up to a terminus ad quem of 400 AD. It has taken me several years to create what some consider to be the “holy gra...
by Alan Bunning
February 24th, 2014, 4:09 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Why are there 6 principal parts instead of only 5?
Replies: 43
Views: 9748

Re: Why are there 6 principal parts instead of only 5?

One of the purposes of memorizing principal parts is to memorize "real" words and not abstract roots that one manipulates with morpho-phonetic rules that have exceptions. Oh, you mean like those rules you use when you have to make the imperfect form from the 1st PP? No, the rules still apply and ye...
by Alan Bunning
February 23rd, 2014, 7:23 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Why are there 6 principal parts instead of only 5?
Replies: 43
Views: 9748

Re: Why are there 6 principal parts instead of only 5?

Just to clear up some confusion about principal parts. We don’t have a separate principal part for the imperfect tense, because it is predictable based on the “root” of the 1st PP. It certainly appears different after it is augmented and contracted in predictable ways, but it does not get to have it...
by Alan Bunning
February 23rd, 2014, 12:20 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Why are there 6 principal parts instead of only 5?
Replies: 43
Views: 9748

Re: Why are there 6 principal parts instead of only 5?

If you can supply such evidence or can give an example where the underlying “stem” of the 5th principal part is different than the 6th principal part, then I would be inclined to agree with you. Uh, what's wrong with the examples that have already been cited??? They have different stems, though bas...
by Alan Bunning
February 23rd, 2014, 10:13 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Why are there 6 principal parts instead of only 5?
Replies: 43
Views: 9748

Re: Why are there 6 principal parts instead of only 5?

At the time the language was spoken, speakers (and learners) would just have known that the forms of the six principal parts were what they were and they were used as they stood without explanation or choice. Of course, students today are taught that there are 6 principal parts. Do you have any evi...
by Alan Bunning
February 23rd, 2014, 10:03 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Why are there 6 principal parts instead of only 5?
Replies: 43
Views: 9748

Re: Why are there 6 principal parts instead of only 5?

For γράφω, the perfect middle is γέγραμμαι, while the aorist passive is ἐγράφην. I don't know what you mean by "different" but the stems end with different consonants. I tried to post a reply, but it apparently did not go through so here is a second try: I probably should have tried to be clearer i...
by Alan Bunning
February 22nd, 2014, 12:25 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Why three different forms of the same word?
Replies: 12
Views: 1968

Re: Why three different forms of the same word?

Since there are variant readings, as noted above in BDAG and BDF (but unfortunately not in NA27), it could still be text-critical issue. That the NA27 agrees with P66 does not settle it. I notice that there is a different persona in each verse. In John 9:14 is in the speech of the narrator; in v.17...

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