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by Alex Hopkins
November 9th, 2011, 10:09 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: verbal aspect (split from Beginner's Forum)
Replies: 44
Views: 13084

Re: verbal aspect

Rod Decker wrote, "Aspect is a *relatively* recent discussion in its modern form (ca. 30 years), though there are antecedents that go back to the early 20th C. (Robertson, e.g., says some perceptive things regarding tense!) There have been 2 *seminal* works: Buist Fanning and Stan Porter." Last year...
by Alex Hopkins
November 9th, 2011, 9:13 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Poll: what have you read in Greek?
Replies: 7
Views: 5637

Re: Poll: what have you read in Greek?

A while back Barry asked for suggestions re his intermediate/nearly advanced student and what he might get the student to read next. Any suggestions? I'm thinking maybe a bit of Xenophon? It's been a while since you posted that, Barry, and I'm wondering if you had had any further ideas? Just to thro...
by Alex Hopkins
November 4th, 2011, 7:24 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: ι̯
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

Re: ι̯

A few days ago Jonathan referred to Funk's grammar Class III: Iota Class 359. Class III constitutes a large group of verbs which add ι̯ to the verb stem to form the present tense stem. ι̯ here is a semi-vowel and occasions certain phonetic changes. A rather large subclass consists of verbs with stem...

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