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by Stephen Carlson
September 14th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 2137

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 9:36 am
If indeed from εἴκω, "to have resembled, to have been like" becomes the completed or settled state represented by our English "seem."
Excellent. I’ll take “completed or settled state” over “completed action.” That’s a big step in the right direction.
by Stephen Carlson
September 12th, 2018, 11:12 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 2137

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Stephen Carlson wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 5:09 pm
Where’s the reference to a completed action?
For which verb that we've been discussing?
ἔοικεν
by Stephen Carlson
September 12th, 2018, 5:09 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 2137

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

Where’s the reference to a completed action?
by Stephen Carlson
September 12th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 2137

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

My point is that οἶδα is a specialized usage. It doesn't speak for how the perfect is used for practically every other verb in Greek, so it really needs to be left out of the equation. It's one example out of many. I also gave ἔοικα. Please tell me how "the perfect refers simply to completed action...
by Stephen Carlson
September 12th, 2018, 2:18 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: New Linguistic Theories to learn
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: New Linguistic Theories to learn

Stirling Bartholomew wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 2:57 pm
On the other hand, without any knowledge of generative grammar your going to be out of luck trying to understand what is going on in a huge segment of 20th century linguistics.
Unfortunately true. But I still don't recommend it.
by Stephen Carlson
September 12th, 2018, 2:17 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 2137

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

Very formally logical of you. Jack is a black swan, therefore all swans are not white. I'll take that as a compliment. However, how do you think that οἶδα came to be used with a present sense in Greek, and why would nōvī in Latin do the same thing? BTW, fun fact, noscō is cognate with the Greek γιγ...
by Stephen Carlson
September 12th, 2018, 2:12 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Scribes don’t augment right
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Scribes don’t augment right

It might be interesting to see some examples of missing augments, especially if they are pretonic.
by Stephen Carlson
September 10th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: New Linguistic Theories to learn
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: New Linguistic Theories to learn

Geeraerts is good. What I've found helpful linguistically are: grammaticalization theory (Joan Bybee et al.), polysemy (cognitive linguistics),and information structure. What I don't recommend: anything generative or Chomskyan (they're just asking different questions about language than what's helpf...
by Stephen Carlson
September 10th, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 2137

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

The perfect refers simply to completed action, ... You're describing the aorist. There's no completed action for οἶδα. Ah, yes, οἶδα. Do you think that the idiomatic use of this verb can be generalized to all perfects? Latin, BTW, does the same thing with the perfect of nosco, novi. Does that mean ...
by Stephen Carlson
September 9th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 2137

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
September 9th, 2018, 10:03 pm
Stephen Carlson wrote:
September 9th, 2018, 9:41 pm
Barry Hofstetter wrote:
September 9th, 2018, 2:58 pm
The perfect refers simply to completed action, ...
No.
Yes. καὶ ἱκανῶς εἴρηκα.
You're describing the aorist. There's no completed action for οἶδα.