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by NathanSmith
March 8th, 2013, 9:14 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Rules for normalization of Greek words?
Replies: 3
Views: 8013

Rules for normalization of Greek words?

Is anyone aware of a documented list of rules for normalizing Greek words? Off the top of my head it would include:
  • Changing grave accents to acute
  • Undoing elision
  • Dealing with movable ν
  • etc.
by NathanSmith
March 2nd, 2013, 7:53 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Ecclesiastes 1: ματαιότης ματαιοτήτων
Replies: 6
Views: 2786

Re: Ecclesiastes 1: ματαιότης ματαιοτήτων

Jonathan Robie wrote:If it's all vain, which part is the most vain?

Perhaps it's just a kind of superlative, "really really vain"?
That could be it, or the Teacher could be speaking hyperbolically.
by NathanSmith
March 2nd, 2013, 7:51 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Should elisions be tokenized?
Replies: 2
Views: 2742

Should elisions be tokenized?

I found when tokenizing the SBLGNT with NLTK that elisions are split off as separate tokens - e.g. μεθ, ’ instead of μεθ’. This is due to how the NLTK default parser works, and I've found a way around it . But it raised the question for me: should Greek elisions be considered separate tokens or not?...
by NathanSmith
March 2nd, 2013, 1:04 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Use of present participle of ειμι with adjectives?
Replies: 14
Views: 11922

Re: Use of present participle of ειμι with adjectives?

MAubrey wrote: Maybe its a Classical thing, but it isn't Koine.
This very well could be, because I've failed to mention that this composition volume's subtitle is "learning to write the language of classical Athens."
by NathanSmith
March 1st, 2013, 8:34 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rhyming in Greek? - Romans 9:16
Replies: 4
Views: 2220

Re: Rhyming in Greek? - Romans 9:16

Stephen Carlson wrote:θέλοντος and τρέχοντος rhyme, yes, but not ἐλεοῦντος.
It all depends on how you define rhyme, after all. ;-) How much of the end of the word must match in order to rhyme? The last phoneme? Syllable? 2 syllables?
by NathanSmith
March 1st, 2013, 8:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: meaning and etymology of Phonos
Replies: 6
Views: 3330

Re: meaning and etymology of Phonos

And what is the etymology? The LSJ entry does not appear to have any etymological info. I am unsure of the implications of that, but it seems this word is either unique to Greek or cannot be effectively traced (somebody more knowledgeable about Greek etymology may be able to fill in the blanks here...
by NathanSmith
March 1st, 2013, 7:51 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Use of present participle of ειμι with adjectives?
Replies: 14
Views: 11922

Use of present participle of ειμι with adjectives?

I came across an interesting paragraph in Anderson & Taylor's Writing Greek regarding attributive adjectives: There is however an important caution with the attributive use. In Greek the stupid slave necessarily implies a contrast with e.g. the clever slave : it serves to identify the slave in quest...
by NathanSmith
February 8th, 2013, 1:47 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Determining Which Version [edition] a Greek Text Belongs
Replies: 6
Views: 1976

Re: Determining Which Version [edition] a Greek Text Belongs

I remember reading that the folks in Munster have a list of verse which they used to determine the family of a text, so that could probably be correlated to the various published Greek editions. Is that list published somewhere, I am not sure.
by NathanSmith
January 3rd, 2013, 2:06 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Recommend a journal
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

Recommend a journal

I am planning on taking a new academic journal. Currently I am subscribed to JBL. The topic should be centered on Greek and/or biblical studies. What's the one I should get?
by NathanSmith
December 27th, 2012, 1:48 am
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: χαιρε· σημρον γαρ ὁ θεος ἐγενετο ὁ ἀνθροπος
Replies: 5
Views: 8144

Re: χαιρε· σημρον γαρ ὁ θεος ἐγενετο ὁ ἀνθροπος

3) ἀνθρωπος being the predicate would normally be anarthrous ("God became human" rather than "God became THE [specific] human being") This is well illustrated in the similar phrase in John 1:14 ... ὁ λόγος σὰρξ ἐγένετο ... Also, I wonder if σημερον works for "on this calendar day in the past", or i...

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