Does the "present" have to be non-past?

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Re: Does the "present" have to be non-past?

Post by RandallButh » February 15th, 2017, 4:19 am

I don't see what +/- past means.

But the prototypical reference of γράφει is present.
So the following makes sense as two questions:
εἶχες; ἔχεις;
did you have it? do you have it?

Anyway the Greek present indicative is not a participle and it contributes "present" to the communication, however that gets worked into the pragmatic mix, whether actual present, habitual, omnitemporal, historical present, or anticipated future.
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Re: Does the "present" have to be non-past?

Post by Jonathan Robie » February 15th, 2017, 9:51 am

timothy_p_mcmahon wrote:I'm thinking Mike is requesting that the author of this thread comply with the real name policy for handles on this forum.
Ah yes, I misunderstood.

inthedesert, to post on B-Greek you have to follow our user name policy. If you follow those instructions, I'll change your user name for you.
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ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;

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