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by RandallButh
November 6th, 2017, 11:42 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 30
Views: 1285

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

Mike, thanks for posting your thesis. I probably have had it somewhere, but I downloaded a(nother) copy. An aside: I appreciate that you transliterate phonemically. Any comment on why γράφειν 'grafen, λύειν 'lyen would be with /e/ instead of /i/? The shift of /ei/ to /i/ is often considered to be am...
by RandallButh
November 6th, 2017, 6:43 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 30
Views: 1285

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

Tulloch: What's the consensus then here concerning the aspect of the perfect tense? Is it imperfective as Campbell suggests? Or stative? Or resultative?? There is consensus across the board that the perfect tense is not "imperfective". As Buist Fanning pointed out in the 2013 SBL panel in Baltimore...
by RandallButh
November 6th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 30
Views: 1285

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

I would like to say "ναί, βεβαίως" to Mike's answers above, especially if we aren't supposed to say אמן :) . The answers were clear, blunt, and accurate. One caveat to question nine: Aktionsart is based in the lexeme (read: semantics) of the verb. It also depends on the satellites present in a claus...
by RandallButh
October 21st, 2017, 7:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: What version did Jesus use?
Replies: 25
Views: 2321

Re: What version did Jesus use?

Yes, Mt 27:46 is Hebrew (Mk 15:34 is Aramaic). You may want to see the article in the blogs at www.biblicallanguagecenter.com on HLEI HKEI ... for a full discussion.
by RandallButh
October 6th, 2017, 2:08 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Short and long [i]
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Short and long [i]

A person needs to think systematically and phonologically when dealing with historical matters. It appears that the feature "length" is what dropped out of the language 300BCE-100BCE and that this is what precipitated the "Great Greek Vowel Shift". If, in fact, length was the culprit, then positing ...
by RandallButh
October 1st, 2017, 4:50 am
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: ήμει̑ν
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: ήμει̑ν

For a quick survey that includes evidence/examples from the Greek Judean desert texts, as well as Egypt and a reference for the Roman catacombs, go to https://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/koine-greek-pronunciation/. Besides the phonology article in html, there is also a link for downloading a PDF ...
by RandallButh
September 23rd, 2017, 1:26 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning
Replies: 17
Views: 1141

Re: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning

If you interview 10 people who have been reading ancient Greek for decades and asked them about their path. You'll discover that
... few of them could readily describe what they did yesterday, in Greek, or describe what they read yesterday in Greek, in Greek.
by RandallButh
September 22nd, 2017, 2:07 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning
Replies: 17
Views: 1141

Re: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning

Jonathan Robie: I think part of the problem is that there just aren't enough good resources for self-learners that take this approach. ... LKG was really the first resource along these lines. Thanks for producing it. I think that the fact that the original list was produced without second thought o...
by RandallButh
September 21st, 2017, 1:28 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning
Replies: 17
Views: 1141

Re: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning

I did notice that the original list was heavily, and only, "grammar translation" in approach. NT Studies seem to ignore the advice of the language specialists. It's probably a simple Inertia Factor, but that doesn't make it acceptable or excusable. For example, the American Council for the Teaching ...
by RandallButh
September 20th, 2017, 10:24 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Grammaticalization of tense?
Replies: 18
Views: 979

Re: Grammaticalization of tense?

What Mike said is the proper starting point. Grammaticalization refers to a language incorporating something into the morphological or syntactical marking system(s) in the language. Tense is specifically related to temporal categories. For example, the augment in Greek is a temporal grammaticalizati...