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by RandallButh
April 9th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities
Replies: 25
Views: 1264

Re: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities

Or are you asserting that the ordering οὗτοι υἱοί εἰσιν θεοῦ would only happen if οὗτοι was a left dislocation? Yes. Here it is Subject-CC(Topic) Complement-Focus (partial) Verb Complement (partial) PS: No problem with prosodies, but those are subservient to, and part of, the word order choices. E....
by RandallButh
April 9th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities
Replies: 25
Views: 1264

Re: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities

Yes, that's what I'd call it. Clitics create syntactic discontinuities for purposes of phonological phrasing. Enclitics like the unaccented pronouns and forms of εἰμί tend to attach to the clauses sentence accent. +1 almost +1, but then -1 The so-called "sentence accent" can also be for a Topicaliz...
by RandallButh
April 9th, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities
Replies: 25
Views: 1264

Re: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities

Mike, I think you need to include more attention on the individual items in order to complete the picture, particularly the "these": οὗτοί εἰσιν υἱοὶ θεοῦ places a strong sentence stress on the demonstrative. οὗτοι υἱοί εἰσιν θεοῦ places a strong stress on υἱοί and with the fronted demonstrative wou...
by RandallButh
April 8th, 2019, 4:13 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities
Replies: 25
Views: 1264

Re: Syntax in Josephus Antiquities

Jason and Stirling, χαίρετε, "discontinuous" syntax is reasonably clear English metalanguage, while ὑπέρβατον is Greek metalanguage "over-mover". To Jason's example, the following may be helpful: οὗτοι is what I call a Contextualizing Constituent, AKA "Topicalization." The word order has specially m...
by RandallButh
March 6th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 32
Views: 2965

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

@RandallButh reading "between the lines", so to speak, of your posts, and the mention of the Hebraic idiom in the GoL (and not Acts), would you therefore be thinking that the instances in the GoL of the Hebraic idiom and not in Acts are not because Luke was attempting to "mimic Septuagint style" (y...
by RandallButh
March 1st, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Seasoned Greek Prof potentially available for employment
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: Seasoned Greek Prof potentially available for employment

Randy, I wish you the best (περὶ πάντων εὔχομαί σε εὑοδοῦσθαι) and recognize the tight spot vis-a-vis age and market openings. I wish I could offer something, but I would need to ask a question not yet commonplace in the market: How are your lecturing skills in Greek? I share this for younger schola...
by RandallButh
February 26th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 32
Views: 2965

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

The problem is that we are not getting to point two. What evidence would support the claim that indefinite subjectless ἐγένετο clauses were being created by Luke to mimic LXX style? What evidence would counter such view points? This isn't so hard, but people will only understand if they think throu...
by RandallButh
February 26th, 2019, 2:00 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 32
Views: 2965

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

The problem is that we are not getting to point two. What evidence would support the claim that indefinite subjectless ἐγένετο clauses were being created by Luke to mimic LXX style? What evidence would counter such view points? This isn't so hard, but people will only understand if they think throug...
by RandallButh
February 22nd, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 32
Views: 2965

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

And surely the extension from one impersonal verb to another in such narrative contexts is quite simple and highly analogical. We can agree on that, can't we? Ναί, συμφωνῶμεν. The problem is that we are not getting to point two. What evidence would support the claim that indefinite subjectless ἐγέν...
by RandallButh
February 22nd, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 32
Views: 2965

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

Let's skip point 1 since it was intended to point out the lack of existence and has a ready answer: it was not normally used in classical dialects. Instead a more fruitful line, even eye-opening, may develop if people try to answer point two. The assumption questioned in point two gets much too muc...