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Matthew 25:39 reads: πότε δέ σε εἴδομεν ἀσθενοῦντα ἢ ἐν φθλακῇ καὶ ἤλθομεν πρός σε; ("But did we then see you sick or in jail and come to you?) I'm wondering about the accentuation of the last word. I thought when used as the object of a preposition, σέ should be orthotonic and accented like πρός σέ...
- August 6th, 2011, 2:09 pm
- Forum: Grammar Questions
- Topic: Prepositions and Personal Pronouns
- Replies: 3
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The short answer is that both a dative personal pronoun and a preposition are used in Koine, though the preposition is usually πρός, not ἐπί. Both forms are in use at this time, but eventually the prepositional form will win out in modern Greek. For example, Matt 11:7 has λέγειν τοῖς ὄχλοις while th...
You mean like: "As for most of the brothers, it is in the Lord that they have confidence in my chains"?KimmoHuovila wrote:Your translation does not specifically mark "in the Lord" as focal, though. Not that translations always should mark foci, but here we are talking about focus, so it could help.
καὶ τοὺς πλείονας τῶν ἀδελφών πεποιθότας τοῖς δεσμοῖς μου How is ἐν κυρίῳ to be taken? If we take it with πεποιθότας, why is it in the focal position? "the confidence most brothers have received from my imprisonment is in the Lord"? "most brothers are convinced that my imprisonment is in the Lord"?...
- August 6th, 2011, 9:57 am
- Forum: Learning Paradigms
- Topic: Why no contraction in ποιεω
- Replies: 4
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All contract verbs are listed like this in lexica and word lists. As far as I can tell, this has been the practice at least since the dawn of printing. I don't like it because the lexicon forces the user to use artificial forms. Present infinitives would be better (aorist infinitives don't distingu...
- August 5th, 2011, 2:44 pm
- Forum: Syntax and Grammar
- Topic: Examples of the Granville Sharp rule outside the NT
- Replies: 24
- Views: 6556
In grammar and semantics, linguists talk about " prototype theory ." Your "exceptions" are a great example of non-prototypicality. Sharps rule describes two coordinated singular, common, nouns sharing an article. That's the basic morpho-syntactic conception. When you add semantics to it, things cha...
- August 4th, 2011, 9:27 am
- Forum: Pronunciation
- Topic: Reading and Pronouncing Biblical Greek Authentically
- Replies: 59
- Views: 12012
Philemon Zachariou wrote:Look close, else it appears you are making epsilon ε out of ει .
Well, ει was the classical name for the letter ε ("epsilon" is a later coinage after αι merged with ε) and it did not originally sound like .
- August 3rd, 2011, 3:22 pm
- Forum: What does this text mean?
- Topic: Complements in Mark 8:36
- Replies: 3
- Views: 520
I have a follow-up question if I may. Is it accurate to speak of the "subject" of an infinitive? I always preferred the term "agent" of the infinitive to avoid confusing a verbal with a finite verb. ? I use "subject" to describe the syntactic role and "agent" to describe the semantic role. For exam...