Deciphering Robertson

Deciphering Robertson

Postby Scott Lawson » October 15th, 2013, 12:05 am

In speaking of the three fold usage the subjunctive Robertson gives (R.926):

1.) The volative
2.) The deliberative
3.) The futuristic

Can we open a new category that will allow us to ask for definitions in grammars such as Robertson's into intelligible modern day jargon?

Can someone help define the meanings behind these three usages of the subjunctive? PLEASE!
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Re: Deciphering Robertson

Postby Paul-Nitz » October 18th, 2013, 10:48 am

You have a good idea here, to have a category devoted to explaining unclear or archaic statements about Greek. I'm looking forward to hearing someone's attempt at making a new list of categories for the Subjunctive.

Funk's simple description might help with Roberts.
http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/project/f ... on-56.html
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Re: Deciphering Robertson

Postby Scott Lawson » October 18th, 2013, 11:28 am

Thank you Paul! That link to Funk is helpful!
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Re: Deciphering Robertson

Postby Jonathan Robie » October 18th, 2013, 11:41 am

Personal opinion: Robertson is hard to decipher. He uses a lot of jargon that he does not clearly describe. Smyth is easier to read, so if you want to understand older terminology, using Smyth's explanations and Robertson's examples works for me.

If you don't care about learning older terminology, a more modern grammar is easier to work with. Again, though, Robertson's examples are worth their weight in gold.
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Re: Deciphering Robertson

Postby Scott Lawson » October 18th, 2013, 11:51 am

Thank you Jonathan! I do in fact consult Smyth and I totally agree with your opinion on Robertson.
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