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by nicholasj.ellis
August 22nd, 2016, 1:16 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: THE GREEK VERBAL SYSTEM AND ASPECT PROMINENCE – JETS 59/1
Replies: 14
Views: 4161

Re: THE GREEK VERBAL SYSTEM AND ASPECT PROMINENCE – JETS 59/

Between completive and resultative, I would prefer resultative since a result implies on-going relevance and since 'completive' could more easily be a synonym for the linguistic tech-term 'perfective'.
Me too. :-)
by nicholasj.ellis
August 22nd, 2016, 12:30 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: THE GREEK VERBAL SYSTEM AND ASPECT PROMINENCE – JETS 59/1
Replies: 14
Views: 4161

Re: THE GREEK VERBAL SYSTEM AND ASPECT PROMINENCE – JETS 59/

On a more minor terminological quibble, why did you choose 'combinative' as an aspect name, after using semantically based names for the two primary aspects? I would have thought that something like 'resultative' or some other semantically based name would have provided more congruence. While 'perf...
by nicholasj.ellis
March 27th, 2016, 10:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Cambridge Greek Verb Conference
Replies: 29
Views: 7136

Re: The Cambridge Greek Verb Conference

Certainly, Stephen, this article was functioning as a high-level position paper on the over-all aspect prominence of the Greek verb and its related morphology (a viewpoint shared by a good number of the contributors to the book), and was not an exhaustive examination focused on the so-called stative...
by nicholasj.ellis
March 27th, 2016, 12:16 am
Forum: Events
Topic: The Cambridge Greek Verb Conference
Replies: 29
Views: 7136

Re: The Cambridge Greek Verb Conference

Thanks for this, Stephen. You'll have to give more detail given how vigorously you oppose the article! Though it might be best to post your thoughts here: http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/vie ... =10&t=3637
by nicholasj.ellis
March 26th, 2016, 2:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Cambridge Greek Verb Conference
Replies: 29
Views: 7136

Re: The Cambridge Greek Verb Conference

As a followup to this thread, an expanded version of the Cambridge verb conference and then the ETS conference was published in JETS this month. Download available here. https://www.academia.edu/23593842/The_Greek_Verbal_System_and_Aspect_Prominence_Revising_our_Taxonomy_and_Nomenclature._Nicholas_E...
by nicholasj.ellis
January 20th, 2015, 2:20 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Lemmatizing Greek Verbs
Replies: 49
Views: 8238

Re: Lemmatizing Greek Verbs

One addendum: Since my 2014 SBL paper was cited, let me clarify. In the paper I rejected the term 'stative' in passing, because it was already a semantic category of verbs. It would be unfortunate to use the term as a semantic label and also as an aspectual category. In other words, "stative" shoul...
by nicholasj.ellis
January 19th, 2015, 10:35 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Lemmatizing Greek Verbs
Replies: 49
Views: 8238

Re: Lemmatizing Greek Verbs

It's the characterization of the perfect as "stative" that shows a strong influence from Porter. By contrast, the terms of perfective and imperfective are standard and not problematic. As the managing editor and one of the primary contributors to the BibleMesh Greek project, I can add a little clar...
by nicholasj.ellis
February 27th, 2013, 3:13 pm
Forum: Cool Stuff
Topic: Cerego - Memory Management Software
Replies: 3
Views: 9326

Re: Cerego - Memory Management Software

Sorry, I should also have credited Steve Runge for a large portion of the discourse/word order/markedness videos.
by nicholasj.ellis
February 27th, 2013, 2:43 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Tense-Aspect (esp. Future) in Non-Indicative Moods
Replies: 14
Views: 9355

Re: Tense-Aspect (esp. Future) in Non-Indicative Moods

Steve, I'll happily admit that your use earlier in this thread was the first time I'd come across realis/irrealis terminology. As I've read more on this yesterday and today what you just stated makes a lot of sense, though I'm not knowledgeable enough in defining 'irrealis' in all of its various con...
by nicholasj.ellis
February 27th, 2013, 2:16 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Tense-Aspect (esp. Future) in Non-Indicative Moods
Replies: 14
Views: 9355

Re: Tense-Aspect (esp. Future) in Non-Indicative Moods

Mike wrote: Well, the easy answer is to say that the stem isn't imperfective. What marks imperfective aspect in the regular thematic paradigm is the lack of marking--i.e. the lack of the sigma or kappa. So if the sigma is there, then its perfective. If the sigma is not there then its imperfective. T...