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by RandallButh
December 3rd, 2017, 10:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 1659

Re: Porter's SBL review of "The Greek Verb Revisited"

In Reading studies in Second Language Acquisition reading occurs when a person reads over 150fps. Sad to say, most profs do not 'read'. Perhaps one could make a little allowance for long strings of backgrounded phrases in a sentence, but that would not change the overall picture. Particularly at sem...
by RandallButh
December 1st, 2017, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Porter's SBL review of "The Greek Verb Revisited"
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Porter's SBL review of "The Greek Verb Revisited"

My impression of Porter's review from being in the audience is that there is more of contemporary linguistics he disagrees with. For example, Porter dismissed Protoypicality Theory as if it were a marginal fad, not realizing or admitting that it is at the base of most serious work on Semantics thes...
by RandallButh
December 1st, 2017, 1:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Is learning accents really important?
Replies: 15
Views: 1148

Re: Is learning accents really important?

Besides, there seems to be some uncertainty how Koine Greek was actually spoken (and perhaps there were regional dialects as well like NY vs SoCal vs MidWest American English) Please review the PDF on Greek Pronunciation at the BLC website. The objections quoted do not have merit. It is irrelevant ...
by RandallButh
November 28th, 2017, 2:03 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Paragraph breaks THGNT Mark 10:32
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Paragraph breaks THGNT Mark 10:32

Now days I alternate between Robinson-Pierpont and SBLGNT in hard copy. I intend to add the electronic version of THGNT to my workflow as soon as it becomes available. Those are all useful, readable texts, nice choice. It was on sale at SBL for $15 (hardback) or $35 (fake leather). It is a beautifu...
by RandallButh
November 11th, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Spelling in GNT editions (split from "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek")
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: Spelling in GNT editions (split from "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek")

Are the definitions in Greek?
If so, plus keep me in the loop.

On spelling, you may want to check the Tyndale House GNT, as a cross-reference.
by RandallButh
November 10th, 2017, 6:59 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Spelling in GNT editions (split from "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek")
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

Tyndale Mark is more consistent and wider in following mss spellings than WH. I dont know when the spelling normalization took place. For a while it was referred to as having "experts" in first century spelling edit the spelling. That was a sick joke, a euphemism for changing the spelling to fit Er...
by RandallButh
November 10th, 2017, 5:55 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Errors In Revelation?
Replies: 42
Views: 3331

Re: Errors In Revelation?

it's taken time to approach agreement on facts.
by RandallButh
November 10th, 2017, 5:52 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 30
Views: 2442

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

This is a little distant from the issue, but still related: I recommend that linguists talk to themselves in Greek (personally and to each other), and then read texts (both original and edited publications) so that they activate the the spiraling self-correction that is inherent in open-eyed second-...
by RandallButh
November 10th, 2017, 12:16 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Errors In Revelation?
Replies: 42
Views: 3331

Re: Errors In Revelation?

Peter- your 50-50 comment is mthodologically misleading. Eg. If a word in unambiguous contexts is always feminine, then an occurrence with an underdifferentiated adjective does not suddenly become a 50-50 choice. I found a similar methodological problem with EBRAISTI a few years ago. NT scholars wou...
by RandallButh
November 10th, 2017, 11:58 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 30
Views: 2442

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

Tyndale Mark is more consistent and wider in following mss spellings than WH. I dont know when the spelling normalization took place. For a while it was referred to as having "experts" in first century spelling edit the spelling. That was a sick joke, a euphemism for changing the spelling to fit Era...