Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"

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Re: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"

Post by Jonathan Robie » June 9th, 2019, 2:50 pm

Matthew Longhorn wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Time for me to admit I am out of my depth, something I should do more regularly before typing.
How could you know what it is that you do not yet know? There's no harm in learning something this way.
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ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"

Post by Matthew Longhorn » June 10th, 2019, 10:09 am

Jonathan Robie wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 2:50 pm
How could you know what it is that you do not yet know? There's no harm in learning something this way.
Hey Jonathan, I was more thinking that this should be my default position, given that I am self-taught I should probably be less confident in my assertions. Certainly not a bad thing, I learn a lot from folks here but also make some silly statements!
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Re: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"

Post by Matthew Longhorn » June 10th, 2019, 10:45 am

Barry, are verbs like "believe" normally in the middle/passive when there is an impersonal construction? If not this makes me still wonder if we are not losing something by translating with an active
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Re: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"

Post by Jonathan Robie » June 10th, 2019, 11:18 am

Matthew Longhorn wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 10:09 am
Jonathan Robie wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 2:50 pm
How could you know what it is that you do not yet know? There's no harm in learning something this way.
Hey Jonathan, I was more thinking that this should be my default position, given that I am self-taught I should probably be less confident in my assertions. Certainly not a bad thing, I learn a lot from folks here but also make some silly statements!
I am also self-taught. Since 1995 or so, the archives have recorded many silly things I have asked or said.
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ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
http://jonathanrobie.biblicalhumanities.org/

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