Re: There IS a nominative absolute!

David L. Moore (
Wed, 15 Jan 1997 10:46:13 -0500

At 01:38 PM 1/14/97 -0600, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>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="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.

Be patient with us, Carl. We don't all have your advantage of
Classical Greek being our native tongue. ;-)

David L. Moore Director
Miami, Florida, USA Department of Education Southeastern Spanish District of the Assemblies of God