Re: Imperfects as simple pasts
Carlton L. Winbery (email@example.com)
Wed, 15 May 1996 11:41:43 -0500
Kevin Buchs wrote;
>What is the opinion of the "list community" regarding the "focus on
>connection" understanding of imperfects as supported by James Voelz
>(Fundamental Greek Grammar) and others. In this understanding,
>imperfects are translated in one or more of several ways: continuous,
>habitual, inceptive, conative, repetitive, and emphatic.
What Voelz calls conative would probably include APELUONTO in Acts 28:25.
That is the one category that very few grammarians have included in
reference to the imperfect.
Fogleman Prof. Religion