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by Stephen Carlson
September 28th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?
Replies: 16
Views: 734

Re: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?

Yes, Stephen, we've had something of this conversation before, and you keep bringing up these examples. I'm not talking about "frozen forms" consistently treated as presents, or even idiomatic/pragmatic usages, but about verbs which have the full or near full complement of morphological identity. ο...
by Stephen Carlson
September 27th, 2018, 11:52 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?
Replies: 16
Views: 734

Re: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?

And I don't ever think I've seen a Greek perfect rendered in Latin as a present tense, or an aorist either, including Mark 1:11 where the verb is rendered conplacui. The present tense scio often translates the perfect οιδα (I haven’t checked them all, but see Rev 2:2), and similis est (also present...
by Stephen Carlson
September 20th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Preposed Verb-initial Units
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Preposed Verb-initial Units

It’s been a while since I’ve read Recht, and his dissertation convinced me that post-verbal focus was a thing in Greek. By “non-syntactic” he means that the PVU need not be a (full) syntactic constituent. It may not seem like a big deal to those used to Greek hyperbaton and other forms of “discontig...
by Stephen Carlson
September 18th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 1740

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 7:03 pm
And I actually answered that.
I have a feeling Mike's comment came in media res.
by Stephen Carlson
September 18th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην
Replies: 27
Views: 1488

Re: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην

Now, what articles or resources, preferably accessible online would you recommend for further study of this (of course anything by Dik is good, my second favorite classicist after Eleanor Dickey), and what is the best resource overall? My recommended resources are here: http://hypotyposeis.org/webl...
by Stephen Carlson
September 18th, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην
Replies: 27
Views: 1488

Re: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην

I have almost given up on word order as a topic. Been reading mostly outside the NT & LXX since 2000. Don't subscribe to Helma Dik's framework anymore. Been observing patterns through a different lens. Seems to be a pattern of stacking up elements that would be found at the bottom of the generative...
by Stephen Carlson
September 17th, 2018, 10:19 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην
Replies: 27
Views: 1488

Re: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην

Now, what articles or resources, preferably accessible online would you recommend for further study of this (of course anything by Dik is good, my second favorite classicist after Eleanor Dickey), and what is the best resource overall? My recommended resources are here: http://hypotyposeis.org/webl...
by Stephen Carlson
September 17th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 1740

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

It's one example out of many. I also gave ἔοικα. Please tell me how "the perfect refers simply to completed action" in James 1:6: αἰτείτω δὲ ἐν πίστει μηδὲν διακρινόμενος · ὁ γὰρ διακρινόμενος ἔοικεν κλύδωνι θαλάσσης ἀνεμιζομένῳ καὶ ῥιπιζομένῳ. Really? You're doing this? State predicates don't beha...
by Stephen Carlson
September 17th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην
Replies: 27
Views: 1488

Re: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην

τὸ περὶ οὗ, simply the subject, ὃ τοῦτό ἐστιν, the predicate, and then "the rest in order." You keep using the word "simply," but it does not mean what you think it means. See how well it matches Helma Dik's analysis of Greek word order. I would have to say that there is nothing here that suggests ...
by Stephen Carlson
September 17th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην
Replies: 27
Views: 1488

Re: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην

On targums and Hebrew midrashic influence, see the response at original thread on Jn 8.25. On good Greek: Good Greek uses word order in nuanced Greek ways. As I write this I had just read Jam 3.8: τὴν δὲ γλῶσσαν οὐδεὶς δύναται ἀνθρώπων δαμάσαι· Excellent word order. first item relating to context, ...