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by Stephen Carlson
December 27th, 2017, 5:51 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Morphology Paradigms
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: Morphology Paradigms

I split this fascinating topic into its own thread.
by Stephen Carlson
December 26th, 2017, 6:44 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Obtaining Translations of Texts in Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
Replies: 21
Views: 1036

Re: Obtaining Translations of Texts in Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

Occasionally, TLG will provide a link to a translation (usually Perseus). Working in a lot in TLG, without the benefit of a parallel translation, does wonders for one's ability to sight-read Greek.
by Stephen Carlson
December 23rd, 2017, 10:56 pm
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: Etymological Follies: Three Recent Lexicons of the New Testament
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Etymological Follies: Three Recent Lexicons of the New Testament

I enjoy etymological notes in lexica, because I'm one of those people whom those notes help in making connections and associations, which is one way of learning and retaining vocabulary. That said, not everyone benefits from them. In fact, some might be tempted to commit the etymological fallacy.
by Stephen Carlson
December 20th, 2017, 8:18 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Dative case as the direct object?
Replies: 23
Views: 1364

Re: Dative case as the direct object?

The problem is, as evident in Mocciaro piece, is that with two argument verbs, the second argument (the object) gets different marking depending how affected the object is / how transitive the verb is. If the term "direct object" is defined with respect to transitivity, then we have some sort of (p...
by Stephen Carlson
December 19th, 2017, 9:26 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Dative case as the direct object?
Replies: 23
Views: 1364

Re: Dative case as the direct object?

Does "direct object" even have a rigorous definition? My impression is that it's basically a school grammar term, and not something that you'd see in more sophisticated linguistics. You certainly see it in older grammars like Smyth and Robertson, and it's used in some papers I would consider sophis...
by Stephen Carlson
December 17th, 2017, 6:37 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Dative case as the direct object?
Replies: 23
Views: 1364

Re: Dative case as the direct object?

Does "direct object" even have a rigorous definition? My impression is that it's basically a school grammar term, and not something that you'd see in more sophisticated linguistics. That said, SIL offers a definition here : A direct object is a grammatical relation that exhibits a combination of cer...
by Stephen Carlson
December 13th, 2017, 8:47 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Re: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

Jonathan Robie wrote:
December 13th, 2017, 8:20 pm
The least confusing thing might be to follow BDAG here.
I think what he'll end up doing -- unless one of his workbook examples needs the gloss.
by Stephen Carlson
December 13th, 2017, 7:24 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Re: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

Mounce is first and foremost a pedagogue, not a linguist, not a grammarian, not a lexicographer. The main thing he's interested in is not confusing his students. His problem here is a mismatch between his glossary and BDAG, a mismatch that could confuse students.
by Stephen Carlson
December 12th, 2017, 4:59 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...

Laudator Temporis Acti has a big quotation from Jeffrey B. Gibson on Ancient Unease with Lead Us Not Into Temptation.
by Stephen Carlson
December 7th, 2017, 4:55 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality

I don't understand the appeal of construing animates as "instruments," especially in regard to Christ. With regard to animates, how about 'he ploughed with oxen'? Could not the oxen be considered instruments in the hand of the ploughman? Good point. I'll have to amend to something like "persons" to...