Re: There IS a nominative absolute!

Carl W. Conrad (
Tue, 14 Jan 1997 13:38:01 -0600

At 9:00 AM -0600 1/14/97, Randy Leedy wrote:
>David Moore has finally given us an indisputable example of the
>nominative absolute:
>>Wouldn't it be neat if someone came up with a Greek font that would
>>read our transliteration scheme. Then we could use a format
>>something like the following: <font face=3D"b-greek">*GRA/FWN OU(/TWS,
>I don't know about all this font stuff, since I do all my email work
>in DOS (not even Windows!), but I sure am glad to have an example
>from a respected Greek author to cite whenever this discussion arises
>from now on. Thanks, David!
>Now back to lurking and working.

OR: what you may have suspected may be true after all, that what you call a
nominative absolute is simply ungrammatical Greek.

Carl W. Conrad
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