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by Louis L Sorenson
March 18th, 2016, 2:53 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: What a difference a δή makes!
Replies: 9
Views: 1620

Re: What a difference a δή makes!

I have struggled with δη over the last few years in regards to composition. Does it follow or precede? It it used with nouns/verbs/infinitives/imperatives? What is the pattern that is dominant? Obviously, δη is an emotive particle. Denniston's Greek Particles discusses δη on pages 203-262. δη does o...
by Louis L Sorenson
March 15th, 2016, 2:24 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: What a difference a δή makes!
Replies: 9
Views: 1620

Re: What a difference a δή makes!

Perhaps a look at Epictetus' use of particles could be helpful here. Arrian is the author of Epictetus' Discourses (written in Koine) and the author of The Anabasis of Alexander (written in restored Attic). Arrian (Αρριανός) was a native Greek speaker, so there would be no non-native speaker influen...
by Louis L Sorenson
February 13th, 2016, 7:36 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Analysis of NT Grammars Thesis
Replies: 0
Views: 1245

Analysis of NT Grammars Thesis

I found the following dissertation by David Buttacavoli, 2004 (D. Ed., Biola Univeristy) A Descriptive Analysis of Selected First-year New Testament Greek Grammars Published After 1990 in Light of Second Language Research . The Biola record can be found at http://libcat.biola.edu/search/?searchtype=...
by Louis L Sorenson
February 12th, 2016, 3:41 am
Forum: Books
Topic: List of New Testament Greek Primers/Beginning Grammars
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Re: List of New Testament Greek Primers/Beginning Grammars

I found this interesting Thesis by David Buttacavoli, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, 2004: A descriptive analysis of selected first-year New Testament Greek grammars published after 1990 in light of second language learning research . Does anyone know if this is available in an opensou...
by Louis L Sorenson
February 11th, 2016, 3:50 am
Forum: Books
Topic: List of New Testament Greek Primers/Beginning Grammars
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

List of New Testament Greek Primers/Beginning Grammars

I'm trying to compile a list of all NT primers/beginning grammars printed since 1960. I have not found any list out there that is up to date or complete. Does anyone have an ongoing list? I've got about 40+ books in my list so far. I'll list them here when I think it is accurate. The hard part is th...
by Louis L Sorenson
January 7th, 2016, 3:46 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Advanced learner goals?
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Advanced learner goals?

Pick up and read Epictetus' Dialogues. (You could start with the Enchiridion, I keep a website with a lot of content on it at http://www.letsreadgreek.com/Epictetus/index.htm ). The Dialogues and Enchiridion (a summary of the Dialogues) is written in Literary Koine (in the NT, the book of Hebrews co...
by Louis L Sorenson
January 6th, 2016, 4:07 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: use of η to refute an argument?
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: use of η to refute an argument?

1 Corinthians 14:34-36 αἱ γυναῖκες ἐν ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις σιγάτωσαν· οὐ γὰρ ἐπιτρέπεται αὐταῖς λαλεῖν, ἀλλὰ ὑποτασσέσθωσαν, καθὼς καὶ ὁ νόμος λέγει. 35 εἰ δέ τι μαθεῖν θέλουσιν, ἐν οἴκῳ τοὺς ἰδίους ἄνδρας ἐπερωτάτωσαν· αἰσχρὸν γάρ ἐστιν γυναικὶ λαλεῖν ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ. 36 ἢ ἀφʼ ὑμῶν ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ ἐξῆλθεν,...
by Louis L Sorenson
December 31st, 2015, 9:01 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Verbs with D.O. in Genitive
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Re: Verbs with D.O. in Genitive

There are some general rules. With Certain Verbs: The genitive is used as the object verbs that denote sharing, touching, beginning, aiming at, obtaining, smelling, remembering, hearing, perceiving, filing, ruling, differing, commanding, etc. Smyth 1341-1371 See http://perseus.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/p...
by Louis L Sorenson
December 18th, 2015, 12:57 am
Forum: Teacher's Lounge
Topic: Guinea pigs
Replies: 25
Views: 3721

Re: Guinea pigs

I would love to participate in this group. I'm currently teaching a class on Mark. But most of my teaching development of NT passages is based on the gospel of John.
by Louis L Sorenson
December 13th, 2015, 8:49 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: The Perennial Question: Best Intermediate Grammar Text?
Replies: 27
Views: 4526

Re: The Perennial Question: Best Intermediate Grammar Text?

From AT Robertson's "A Short Greek Grammar of the New Testament": Three types of New Testament grammars are needed: a beginner's grammar for men who have had no Greek training, an advanced and complete grammar for scholars and more critical seminary work, an intermediate handy working grammar for me...