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by RandallButh
July 25th, 2021, 9:53 pm
Forum: Textbooks
Topic: Errors in Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 3231

Re: Errors in Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek

the order could certainly be Contextualized Subject+Focal Predicate nominative+'was'. However, that would not be the most 'default.'
by RandallButh
July 21st, 2021, 1:06 pm
Forum: Textbooks
Topic: Errors in Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 3231

Re: Errors in Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek

OK, two notes, one part of the thread, and one correcting an assumption: Jesus spoke in Aramaic and his sayings are recorded in Greek, which is already one step removed from the original. The sentence is technically correct, but not for the reason that many NT students assume. Jesus was almost certa...
by RandallButh
May 28th, 2021, 9:17 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Thesis/Dissetation Topics
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: Thesis/Dissetation Topics

Non-backgrounded adverbial participle+indicative as a type of serial verb construction. Do I see water trying to flow uphill? Non-backgrounded adverbial participle+indicative as a type of serial verb construction. PS: I'm not saying that there aren't environments where it might appear so, I'm just ...
by RandallButh
May 24th, 2021, 11:23 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: How to study languages
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: How to study languages

Thanks for the PDF link. Things can be distilled into comprehensible input and meaningful production. Yes. But the way to provide comprehensive input and meaningful production appropriately in any given situation or setting ... that's what master teachers are for, and SIOP gives some really good ad...
by RandallButh
May 24th, 2021, 2:47 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: How to study languages
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: How to study languages

Thanks for the PDF link.

Things can be distilled into comprehensible input and meaningful production.
by RandallButh
April 25th, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: εἰς in Matt. 6:13//Lk. 11:4
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Re: εἰς in Matt. 6:13//Lk. 11:4

If poeple are willing to consider backgrounds, they should factor in the rabbinic idiom לידי נסיון "to the hands of trial", attested in a prayer. 1. Personally, I think that the phrase in Mt and Lk refers to succumbing to the temption as well as encountering temptation, and that such a &qu...
by RandallButh
April 24th, 2021, 1:02 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matt. 4:16 καθημαι and Matt. 5:1 καθιζω
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Matt. 4:16 καθημαι and Matt. 5:1 καθιζω

Phillip, Thank you for the kind words. On suppletion and words in any language, it is the overall pattern that shows how things work. Like 'go' and 'went' in English. There is no absolute rule on what will or will not work, and there are situations where there is partial suppletion, when the tendenc...
by RandallButh
April 23rd, 2021, 2:45 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matt. 4:16 καθημαι and Matt. 5:1 καθιζω
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Matt. 4:16 καθημαι and Matt. 5:1 καθιζω

The difference in the words καθίσαι and καθῆσθαι deals more with lexical suppletion for aspect than conscious manipulation of voice/διάθεσις. Suppletion is where two words are fused to make one word, like δραμεῖν [perfective] and τρέχειν [continuative/open] make up the word for "run" and ἐ...
by RandallButh
December 6th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: διηγησις - εν τη οδω
Replies: 10
Views: 3064

Re: διηγησις - εν τη οδω

Τινὶ ἠμέρᾳ ἄνθρωπος ἐν τοῖς δένδροις ἔβαινε πότε τὸν ἄρκον εἶδεν. ὀ δὲ ἄνθρωπος ἔκραζεν ὅτι “ἄρκους ἀγαπῶ” καὶ τότε ἐκ τῆς πήρας αὐτοῦ βρῶμα ἔλαβε καὶ αὐτὸ τῷ ἄρκῳ ἔδωκεν. ὁ δὲ ἄρκος ἠγαλλιάσατο καὶ φίλος τοῦ ανθρώπου ἐγένετο. ἄφνω ὁ ἄρκος και ὀ ἄνθρωπος λέοντα εἶδον καὶ ὀ ἄνθρωπος ἔρκραζεν ὅτι “μι...
by RandallButh
October 23rd, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Meta Language
Replies: 23
Views: 3495

Re: Meta Language

For some words we may want to use modern Greek. I am pretty sure that μορφολογία exists in modern Greek, though I haven't checked nor do I know its history. A good place to start is ἡ τέχνη (ὁ Διονύσιος ὁ θρᾷξ) Here is his definition of a word and a sentence: λέξις ἐστὶ μέρος ἐλάχιστον τοῦ κατὰ σύντ...

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