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by Daniel Semler
July 5th, 2019, 12:49 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Taxonomy for hierarchy in corpus linguistics
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Taxonomy for hierarchy in corpus linguistics

Just a comment. The LXX is not an entity. Yeah it is - but it rather depends what you mean :) and what I mean. In my case I mean specifically Septuaginta, edited by Alfred Rahlfs, and probably should have said so. Now, it's likely not helpful if I just muddy the waters with my own shorthand but the...
by Daniel Semler
July 4th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Taxonomy for hierarchy in corpus linguistics
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Taxonomy for hierarchy in corpus linguistics

Hi All, This might be slightly OT for the forum but I thought I would try in case anyone has ideas. I'm looking for ideas for naming of different levels of enclosure in a hierarchy of texts. I am cutting some code that works on data from GNT, LXX, Philo etc. and I am needing to name stuff sensibly. ...
by Daniel Semler
July 3rd, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Col. 1:15
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Col. 1:15

There is a really good reason not to spend much time in reference works which are founded in the the grammer–transaltion tradition. Stirling, have you got a recommendation on a grammar/reference work on Koine you like ? I don't know of a particularly pure, in this sense, work on Greek syntax. Thx D
by Daniel Semler
July 3rd, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Col. 1:15
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Col. 1:15

Here is a thread you might find helpful where Carl Conrad expresses his views on genitive classification. But the fact is that every adnominal genitive -- every genitive noun that qualifies another noun -- is a structure without any distinct semantic value. IMO Carl nailed it. Read the whole post h...
by Daniel Semler
June 20th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Elision in Life
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Elision in Life

Interesting, I've never had anybody misunderstand the "with" in the hyper-literalistic translationese that we tend to teach students in handling the GA in Greek It has often been remarked that if there is a way to misunderstand something Semler will do it :) And no, it isn't always accidental, thou...
by Daniel Semler
June 20th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Elision in Life
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Elision in Life

Thanx for this Barry. I think this is a genitive absolute, lit. ἔφην δʼ ἐγὼ πρὸς τὸ πλῆθος τὰ γράμματα λαβεῖν δόντων ἑκουσίως τῶν κομιζόντων... "With those who carried (them) giving them willingly, I told the crowd that I received the letters..." If you mean by "with" that the letter carriers are pr...
by Daniel Semler
June 19th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Elision in Life
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Elision in Life

Hi ya In this from Jospehus' Life : “ ἔφην δ᾿ ἐγὼ πρὸς τὸ πλῆθος τὰ γράμματα λαβεῖν δόντων ἑκουσίως τῶν κομιζόντων · οὐ γὰρ ἐβουλόμην αὐτοὺς τὰ περὶ τὰς φρουρὰς τοὺς ἐναντίους εἰδέναι, μὴ δείσαντες τοῦ γράφειν ἀποστῶσιν.” (Life 1:261 JOSEPH-T) https://accordance.bible/link/read/JOSEPH-T#Life_261 in ...
by Daniel Semler
June 17th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Help for a translation
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Help for a translation

I was thinking about this one and I wondered if σε argues against such a translation where were υμας it might be support that translation. The reason I was thinking so, is that it seems odd to switch from the plural ομεν to the singular σε if one is still discussing the debt "we" owe rather than mov...
by Daniel Semler
June 14th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Merism ? Metonymy ? Synedoche ?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Merism ? Metonymy ? Synedoche ?

Thanx Stephen. I had read that LSJ section before I posted actually, but I get what you're saying. Makes sense.

Thx
D
by Daniel Semler
June 14th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Merism ? Metonymy ? Synedoche ?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Merism ? Metonymy ? Synedoche ?

Hi ya, In this sentence in Josephus, in a bit which I found a bit of a challenge, one finds this: “πρῶτον τῆς ἐπιστολῆς τοὺς περὶ τὸν Ἰωνάθην ὑπεμίμνησκον, ὃν τρόπον γράψειαν ὑπὸ τοῦ κοινοῦ τῶν Ἱεροσολυμιτῶν πεπέμφθαι διαλύσοντές μου τὰς πρὸς τὸν Ἰωάννην φιλονεικίας, ὡς παρακαλέσειάν τέ με πρὸς αὐτο...