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by Stephen Carlson
August 6th, 2011, 2:19 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matt 25:39 πρός σε
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Matt 25:39 πρός σε

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...
by Stephen Carlson
August 6th, 2011, 2:09 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Prepositions and Personal Pronouns
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Prepositions and Personal Pronouns

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...
by Stephen Carlson
August 6th, 2011, 12:39 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Phil 1:14 ἐν κυρίῳ
Replies: 30
Views: 2227

Re: Phil 1:14

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.
You mean like: "As for most of the brothers, it is in the Lord that they have confidence in my chains"?

Stephen
by Stephen Carlson
August 6th, 2011, 10:23 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Phil 1:14 ἐν κυρίῳ
Replies: 30
Views: 2227

Re: Phil 1:14

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"?...
by Stephen Carlson
August 6th, 2011, 10:07 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Phil 1:14 ἐν κυρίῳ
Replies: 30
Views: 2227

Re: Phil 1:14

Tony Pope wrote:Phil 1.14 (not 3.14)
Thanks. I corrected all the titles to reflect the correct citation.

Stephen
by Stephen Carlson
August 6th, 2011, 9:57 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Why no contraction in ποιεω
Replies: 4
Views: 2852

Re: Why no contraction in ποιεω

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...
by Stephen Carlson
August 5th, 2011, 2:44 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Examples of the Granville Sharp rule outside the NT
Replies: 24
Views: 6556

Re: Examples of the Granville Sharp rule outside the NT

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...
by Stephen Carlson
August 5th, 2011, 7:40 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Logged out every time
Replies: 26
Views: 6520

Re: Logged out every time

Happens to me too.
by Stephen Carlson
August 4th, 2011, 9:27 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Reading and Pronouncing Biblical Greek Authentically
Replies: 59
Views: 12012

Re: Reading and Pronouncing Biblical Greek Authentically

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 .

Stephen
by Stephen Carlson
August 3rd, 2011, 3:22 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Complements in Mark 8:36
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Complements in Mark 8:36

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...