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by Stephen Carlson
June 30th, 2018, 11:26 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: εἶπον vs. εἶπαν
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: εἶπον vs. εἶπαν

It's the difference between a first aorist and a second aorist. Just different ways for the same form. The second aorist εἶπον is the older, classical form , but the first aorist εἶπαν is more regular. Similarly with ἦλθον / ἦλθαν. We don't really have enough evidence to get a good feel for the diff...
by Stephen Carlson
June 30th, 2018, 11:11 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)

The English progressive ( be + -ing ) marks only one kind of imperfective. The simple present (in -s for third person) marks another kind of imperfective (e.g., habitual actions). Compare She is going to school (progressive) with She goes to school (habitual). For states, the simple present is usual...
by Stephen Carlson
June 26th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: articular adjectives - Do they HAVE to be substantival?
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: articular adjectives - Do they HAVE to be substantival?

Right, articular adjectives in the so-called second attribute position are not substantival. You'd need some special and probably unfalsiable theory of apposition to make them substantival as input into the syntactic construction. What's going on in Matt 6:4-6 I think is that the article is generic,...
by Stephen Carlson
June 24th, 2018, 3:35 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Genitive construction in 2 Corinthians 3:6
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: Genitive construction in 2 Corinthians 3:6

dougknighton wrote:
June 23rd, 2018, 1:24 pm
The basic question is about whether or not the relationship of the head noun must be the same to the secondary nouns.
No, there's no such rule, although a noticeably different relationship can create a rhetorical effect called "zeugma."
by Stephen Carlson
June 23rd, 2018, 2:37 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Meaning of κειράσθω in 1 Cor 11.6
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Meaning of κειράσθω in 1 Cor 11.6

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
June 22nd, 2018, 8:32 am
There is a a difference in English between having one's hair cut and having one's hair cut short. I know this, because I just went to the barber, and we had a discussion about it. :lol:
I don’t remember a lot of hair on Fred Danker’s head.
by Stephen Carlson
June 21st, 2018, 10:21 pm
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: Is Liddell-Scott-Jones (LSJ) Relevant to Koine'?
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

Re: Is Liddell-Scott-Jones (LSJ) Relevant to Koine'?

R. Perkins wrote:
June 21st, 2018, 1:31 am
I seem to read conflicting opinions from linguists on this issue as it relates to Koine' literature. If yes, would you say that LSJ is on the same level of authority as, say, BDAG?
For what it covers, BDAG is better than LSJ. But BDAG doesn't cover everything, including a lot of Koine.
by Stephen Carlson
June 21st, 2018, 10:15 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Meaning of κειράσθω in 1 Cor 11.6
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Meaning of κειράσθω in 1 Cor 11.6

Can anyone help me understand why BDAG would give the definition as "to cut" when it seems the evidence points to "to cut short"? I'm not really seeing much of a difference. When you cut your hair, doesn't it get shorter? I don't read BDAG as suggesting a mere trim. Is somebody actually arguing bas...
by Stephen Carlson
June 17th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1798

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

On the other hand, this is still really interesting, with a cursory search, since the shift is one directional. Perfects with the α don't appear to be ever intransitive...at least not unambiguously, but perfects with the η can occasionally be transitive. The idea is not implausible, I can say that....
by Stephen Carlson
June 12th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1798

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

And neither does LSJ give any indication that different spellings of the perfect have different transitivities.
by Stephen Carlson
June 11th, 2018, 7:04 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1798

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

I vote for intransitive. However, I can't see how it really changes our understanding of the event with respect to the transitive renderings in English. It really looks like a translational issue to me, and translations are not obliged to preserve the syntax if the sense is otherwise conveyed. In ot...