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by Vasile Stancu
November 26th, 2012, 6:36 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Aspectual interpretation of ἐβουλήθη in Matt 1:19?
Replies: 7
Views: 3569

Re: Aspectual interpretation of ἐβουλήθη in Matt 1:19?

Ἰωσὴφ δὲ ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς, δίκαιος ὢν καὶ μὴ θέλων αὐτὴν δειγματίσαι, ἐβουλήθη λάθρᾳ ἀπολῦσαι αὐτήν. What ...? How ...? Perhaps an alternative way to approach the matter is to ask the question, 'Why does this bother me, anyway? Is it the English language filter which triggered the question, or is it th...
by Vasile Stancu
November 12th, 2012, 11:32 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Luke 3:21-22 infinitives
Replies: 16
Views: 6034

Re: Luke 3:21-22 infinitives

...I wonder where you have seen ἴδει or οἴδει ... but I haven't seen ἴδη as a verb form... I found them as I searched 'Diogenes' software, which shows as follows: Perseus analyses of οἴδει: οἰδάω (swell): pres imperat act 2nd sg (attic epic ionic) οἰδάω (swell): imperf ind act 3rd sg (attic epic io...
by Vasile Stancu
November 12th, 2012, 8:03 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Luke 3:21-22 infinitives
Replies: 16
Views: 6034

Re: Luke 3:21-22 infinitives

...[ίδi] does not sound like an actual verb... There are however forms like ἴδει, ἴδη, ἴδῃ, ἴδοι, οἴδει, which may be verbal forms. (Or even forms like ἔδει, ἔδη, ἔδῃ, ᾄδει - being considered here at least for their terminations). ... the time period is critical. After 200 CE ... Yet, in the case o...
by Vasile Stancu
November 10th, 2012, 6:28 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Luke 3:21-22 infinitives
Replies: 16
Views: 6034

Re: Luke 3:21-22 infinitives

... what a native speaker might think or infer ... I wonder what would qualify one to be a native speaker of Greek in the period of time of the 'koinenisation' of the language. Some examples of our times: - I knew of at least one family of Polish origin, living in Romania (in 1960-70s): at home, th...
by Vasile Stancu
October 29th, 2012, 12:56 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Luke 3:21-22 infinitives
Replies: 16
Views: 6034

Re: Luke 3:21-22 infinitives

Actually, εἶδον normally uses second aorist endings, so an ending in -ει is not possible. However, this is so close, that it might fool even native speakers if they weren't looking or listening to carefully, the kind of thing that contributes to text critical issues. Indeed, if I had been a copist ...
by Vasile Stancu
October 28th, 2012, 9:52 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Luke 3:21-22 infinitives
Replies: 16
Views: 6034

Re: Luke 3:21-22 infinitives

Indeed, my position is not correct: I wrongly took the form εἴδει as belonging to εἶδον. (In fact, I never felt the need to check this with a dictionary, probably because I was familiar with the existence of such a word (i.e. 'to see') in the similar pericopes in each of the other gospels).
by Vasile Stancu
October 28th, 2012, 6:13 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Luke 3:21-22 infinitives
Replies: 16
Views: 6034

Re: Luke 21-22 infinitives

In the 'Subject', I meant to say 'Luke 3:21-22 infinitives'...

{Mod: fixed in the title. --scc}
by Vasile Stancu
October 28th, 2012, 5:03 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Luke 3:21-22 infinitives
Replies: 16
Views: 6034

Luke 3:21-22 infinitives

This matter has already been discussed in the B-Greek forum; in addition to those already said, I should add that it seems to me that the sentence, Ἐγένετο δὲ ἐν τῷ βαπτισθῆναι ἅπαντα τὸν λαὸν καὶ Ἰησοῦ βαπτισθέντος καὶ προσευχομένου ἀνεῳχθῆναι τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ καταβῆναι τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον σωματικῷ ε...
by Vasile Stancu
August 13th, 2012, 9:44 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: υ before ξ
Replies: 13
Views: 14120

Re: υ before ξ

At the time the combination ευ became pronounced as ef/ev is about the same time that the vowel length distinctions were lost and both the acute and circumflex accents merged into a stress accent. I can understand this; however, can anybody describe a possible scenario where a writer, living in the...
by Vasile Stancu
August 13th, 2012, 7:42 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: υ before ξ
Replies: 13
Views: 14120

Re: υ before ξ

What do you think: supposing that the correct prononciation is [tevksis] or [tefksis], would the ε in the original greek word be a short vowel, or a long one? I know that ε is always short, but in such circumstance the circumflex accent would have no meaning unless ευ is pronounced as a diphtongue, ...

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