b-greek-digest V1 #872

b-greek-digest           Sunday, 24 September 1995     Volume 01 : Number 872

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        Re: Some question on Mark 6:35-39


From: Shprd4Him@aol.com
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 1995 16:29:02 -0400
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From: Mike Adams <mikadams@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 1995 18:42:42 -0700
Subject: Re: Some question on Mark 6:35-39

You wrote: 
>Just as you haven't seen telic participle before, I haven't heard
>of an accusative of result.  I really wonder if a Greek speaker or reader would
>have recognized these words as having a specific grammatical function
>like that.  Anyway, thanks for the help.
I had the privilege of auditing a second year Greek syntax class at a local 
college, and one of the students was Greek. She had no problem with translation 
or vocabulary, and she immediately spotted all the typos in the textbook. But she 
wrestled terribly with the seemingly endless sub-sub-categories of each part of 

As she was growing up in Greek schools, grammar had never been presented such 
detail and analysis. In fact, she seemed somewhat offended that foreigners had 
become such experts in what was so closely akin to her own mother tongue. These 
people, whose pronounciation she deemed butchery, imposed all sorts of titles and 
definitions in order to reach conclusions about meanings which she felt were quite 
clear all along. It was as if they had infinitely disected and magnified a 
tender flower until neither its form nor beauty could be seen.

Analysis ought to enhance understanding, not obscure.



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