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by Stephen Carlson
June 14th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Merism ? Metonymy ? Synedoche ?
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Merism ? Metonymy ? Synedoche ?

Would γραμμάτων in this usage be considered a merism for ἐπιστολῆ ? Perhaps it's more synedoche ? But broadly metonymy ? I guess synedoche is the most precise term here. It may have originally been a kind of synecdoche, but in this case the usage is so conventional that it's actually become lexical...
by Stephen Carlson
June 11th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: Voice of the archangel or voice of the trumpet?
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: Voice of the archangel or voice of the trumpet?

Translations I'm familiar with seem to render 1 Thessalonians as having "voice" referring to "of the archangel" but it appears to me that "voice" is feminine while "archangel" is masculine so the one does not refer to the other: Hi Bill. The way gender and agreement work in Greek is the kind of top...
by Stephen Carlson
June 6th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Information structure and adjectives
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Information structure and adjectives

It's hard to say more than Stephanie Bakker's The Noun Phrase in Ancient Greek. Here is the first of Mike's reviews: https://koine-greek.com/2010/10/13/revi ... eekpart-i/
by Stephen Carlson
May 28th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?

Brian Gould wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Thank you, Barry. Would you say it's a plausible conjecture, then, that that explains why the LXX translators slipped an extra vowel into Σαλωμὼν?
There’s that, or there’s also the possibility that they perceived the schwa in the name.
by Stephen Carlson
May 27th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Discrepancies between verb tables
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Discrepancies between verb tables

That's basically a dialectal difference between Attic and Koine.
by Stephen Carlson
May 27th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?

In general, Greek has lost the initial *s- of its Proto-Indo-European (PIE) ancestor before the resonants *l, *m, and *n. This is probably connected to Greek's general loss of *s in other places, e.g., between vowels. As far as I'm aware, no word beginning with σλ-, σμ-, and σν- has a secure PIE ety...
by Stephen Carlson
May 27th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: What do the three different accents indicate?
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: What do the three different accents indicate?

No one I know attempts a pitch accent when they speak Greek. Not even Swedes who have something like it in their language. That said, a stress accent puts a higher pitch on it naturally In addition to other effects (mainly increased volume and duration).
by Stephen Carlson
May 27th, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: What do the three different accents indicate?
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: What do the three different accents indicate?

At the beginning of the Koine period, it was a pitch accent, but at the end of the Koine period, it became a stress accent. The grave accent is more of an absence of an accent rather than a type of one. It is conventionally written on the last syllable. The difference between an acute and a circumfl...
by Stephen Carlson
May 27th, 2019, 3:02 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Discrepancies between verb tables
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Discrepancies between verb tables

Dik's columns are not tenses but tense-stems. They combine with the primary/secondary distinction (of the endings) to produce the traditional tenses of Greek. In particular the secondary present is the imperfect, and the secondary perfect is the pluperfect. Also, ignore the "first" in Green's first ...
by Stephen Carlson
May 27th, 2019, 2:52 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: PhD thesis - Rudolph - Reclaiming γαρ
Replies: 18
Views: 1489

Re: PhD thesis - Rudolph - Reclaiming γαρ

I just stumbled across the PhD thesis of Michael Allan Rudolph and have marked it for holiday reading starting next weekend. Two questions: 1. Beyond identifying that the author has a phd and therefore presumably the work was considered good enough, I am guessing that not all phd theses are of the ...

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