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- July 7th, 2012, 12:34 am
- Forum: Syntax and Grammar
- Topic: Subjective and objective genitive
- Replies: 20
- Views: 13567
Even if there is no historical derivative relationship between πιστέυω and πίστις, its entirely possible, if not extremely likely, that the 1st century speaker: (1) Had no awareness of the etymology. (2) Potentially reanalyzed synchronically the relationship between the words so that they viewed πι...
Email lists were wonderful in their heyday, but this forum is so much more web-friendly. I find it much easier to read an entire thread on one page than to read one message at a time.
For example, in Mounce's textbook (who gets his vocabulary from Klein and a bit from Metzger lists the meaning for καρδία as both "heart" and "inner self." But is learning "inner self" really necessary? Isn't that a metaphorical meaning that one should learn to recognize by reading the word in its ...
- June 28th, 2012, 1:05 am
- Forum: Other
- Topic: Onomatopoeia - formal designation?
- Replies: 4
- Views: 3052
I ran across ψιθυρίζω (whisper) in Sirach and instantly thouguht, "this must be an onomatopoeia." I then read the LSJ entry and it does not say one thing or another about this (unless I missed something). This is not particularly surprising since such a characterization of a word is tangential to th...
- February 11th, 2012, 11:15 am
- Forum: Unicode and Fonts
- Topic: Linux: Greece Polytonic Keyboard (Gnome)
- Replies: 12
- Views: 19659
Fantastic! Just last night I was thinking that I needed to search for good instructions for typing polytonic Greek in Gnome, and here I've stumbled upon some. Thanks.
Maybe the flier was being cute or something, but when it comes to Greek, I am never surprised by mistakes in casual usage. Thanks for the suggestions!Mark Lightman wrote:δμωκρατία would be government by female slaves (δμώς.) I say they couldn’t do worse than some of our politicians.