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by Stephen Carlson
October 31st, 2011, 9:21 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Middle Voice with Object and without Object
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

Re: Middle Voice with Object and without Object

Unlike some theories of English syntax, the Greek middle is not the result of a transformation of an active-voice deep structure.
by Stephen Carlson
October 28th, 2011, 7:19 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: pronunciation: b-greek teachers vs. classicists
Replies: 5
Views: 2428

Re: pronunciation: b-greek teachers vs. classicists

Your question is good and easier to answer. At "SBL" or any academic conference you must assume that the audience canNOT understand what you read in Greek. Pronunciation is irrelevant. If you read a sentence outloud in Greek, you better have it printed in a handout. That's exactly right. In my own ...
by Stephen Carlson
October 23rd, 2011, 11:23 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Subject subordinate to Predicate
Replies: 6
Views: 2447

Re: Subject subordinate to Predicate

Brett wrote:I learn best when someone corrects me, so please feel free to do just that.
Hi Brett, I think the best way to understand where we are coming from about understanding Greek voice is to read Carl Conrad's materials linked above and go from there.

Stephen
by Stephen Carlson
October 23rd, 2011, 11:19 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Greek equivalents for Classroom sayings
Replies: 15
Views: 4836

Re: Greek equivalents for Classroom sayings

Mark Lightman wrote:δός μοι, παρακαλῶ, πρὸς τὸν ἀφεδρῶνα ἐλθεῖν.
Why δός and not, say, ἄφες?

Stephen
by Stephen Carlson
October 20th, 2011, 5:05 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Epistemology of Linguistics
Replies: 17
Views: 7166

Re: The Epistemology of Linguistics

My own sense is that linguistics (at least the linguistics I've read) is about as rigorous and epistemologically grounded as cognitive psychology. Granted, some of the results, insights, and methods still have not percolated into Classical and Biblical Studies, but the field is still young and there...
by Stephen Carlson
October 16th, 2011, 9:00 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: stems/roots
Replies: 12
Views: 3468

Re: stems/roots

It's not actually easier, for the stem won't tell you the declension. If you have to add a code for the declension, then you're memorizing two items of information (stem and declension), whereas the other way you had to memorize ... two items of information (nom. and gen. forms). So the memorizatio...
by Stephen Carlson
October 16th, 2011, 1:07 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: rho
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Re: rho

We don't have any way of distinguishing such sub-phonemic details for a dead language. In most modern European languages, the difference is insignificant. (But Spanish is a notable exception.) Generally, languages with a trilled 'r' also permit a tapped 'r' in certain environments, such as unstresse...
by Stephen Carlson
October 15th, 2011, 11:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Jesse Goulet
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: Jesse Goulet

Welcome to B-Greek! I see you're off to a great start.

Stephen
by Stephen Carlson
October 15th, 2011, 10:41 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: articles and lexical forms
Replies: 3
Views: 2617

Re: articles and lexical forms

When I present new vocabulary to my students, I put the article before the noun.

But Mounce presents new words based on you will find in the lexicon, and lexical entries for nouns need to begin with the nominative for alphabetization.

Stephen
by Stephen Carlson
October 15th, 2011, 10:37 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: rho
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Re: rho

Probably trilled (or tapped) like Italian or Spanish or Modern Greek.