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by NathanSmith
August 7th, 2012, 11:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: Hello All

Welcome, glad to have you!
by NathanSmith
July 7th, 2012, 12:34 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Subjective and objective genitive
Replies: 20
Views: 14002

Re: Subjective and objective genitive

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...
by NathanSmith
July 6th, 2012, 6:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Reader's Digest Greek Text
Replies: 2
Views: 1783

Re: Reader's Digest Greek Text

by NathanSmith
June 29th, 2012, 9:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Happy Birthday ....
Replies: 4
Views: 11852

Re: Happy Birthday ....

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.
by NathanSmith
June 28th, 2012, 1:08 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Basic Glosses Only?
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Re: Basic Glosses Only?

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 ...
by NathanSmith
June 28th, 2012, 1:05 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Onomatopoeia - formal designation?
Replies: 4
Views: 3070

Onomatopoeia - formal designation?

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...
by NathanSmith
June 26th, 2012, 12:36 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: GNT books from easiest to hardest
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: GNT books from easiest to hardest

1st John may be the "easiest", but I think it would be most beneficial to a new Greek reader to start with a narrative like Mark.
by NathanSmith
June 20th, 2012, 12:35 am
Forum: Software
Topic: What Greek software is still unmade?
Replies: 7
Views: 4534

Re: What Greek software is still unmade?

Greek autocomplete/suggestion (making use of diacritics) would be a nice resource for making the typing of Greek easier.
by NathanSmith
February 11th, 2012, 11:15 am
Forum: Unicode and Fonts
Topic: Linux: Greece Polytonic Keyboard (Gnome)
Replies: 12
Views: 21033

Re: Linux: Greece Polytonic Keyboard (Gnome)

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.
by NathanSmith
February 10th, 2012, 11:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: "δμοκρατια"
Replies: 3
Views: 1566

Re: "δμοκρατια"

Mark Lightman wrote:δμωκρατία would be government by female slaves (δμώς.) I say they couldn’t do worse than some of our politicians. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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!

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