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by Stephen Carlson
August 15th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: δε & και together ex. Titus 3:14
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: δε & και together ex. Titus 3:14

When you see δὲ καί together like that, the καί is adverbial: "but also"
by Stephen Carlson
August 7th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 71
Views: 4843

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

PS: the ancients also rejected the theory, preemptively. The ancient grammarians were the ones who came up with the temporal definitions of indicative time, on their own, and as mother-tongue speakers. A citation to that sources would be amazing, if available. Thanks! See here for a discussion of o...
by Stephen Carlson
August 3rd, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 71
Views: 4843

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

The thing is: Everyone knew about examples like these before 1989 and everyone knew that there was a coersion of temporal reference in them. Grammars talked about them regularly, but just put them in different categories. The only thing that Porter really did was provide a different explanation for...
by Stephen Carlson
August 3rd, 2019, 12:23 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 71
Views: 4843

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

MAubrey wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 11:41 pm
It could conceivable done fairly easily with Logos, which has reverse interlinear for most English translations. Still, the data would probably take a few days to wade through.
Sounds like a plus for Logos.
by Stephen Carlson
August 2nd, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 71
Views: 4843

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

For example, were there any verses in the bible that prior to 1990 had always been translated in the past tense, but then, thanks to the new understanding, the translation was updated to a proleptic future aorist? That should be a simple "yes or no" answer, with demonstrable examples if the answer ...
by Stephen Carlson
August 2nd, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 92
Views: 31161

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

To me, it's usually best to focus on the thing you want to learn and the skills you want to have. I think this basically right. There are spillover effects from learning any related language (e.g., learning Swedish allowed me to understand written but not spoken Danish), but it seems to me that lea...
by Stephen Carlson
August 2nd, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 71
Views: 4843

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

It's a little more complicated than that. There are aorists that are past/complete with respect to some (implied) future perspective point.
by Stephen Carlson
July 29th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: The Peculiar Compound Non-postpositive Hapax μενοῦν in Luke 11:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

Re: The Peculiar Compound Non-postpositive Hapax μενοῦν in Luke 11:28

In the 11th-century Etymologicum Gudianum , which I had never heard of before, there are these two entries: Μενοῦνγε , τρεῖς εἰσὶ σύνδεσμοι σημαίνει δὲ βεβαιότητα καὶ ἀληθές. Μενοῦν , διὰ τοῦτο, τοιγαροῦν. At least this source, then, thinks μενοῦν is a word. That said, nearly every occurrence of μεν...
by Stephen Carlson
July 27th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Writing in Greek
Topic: Dickey, Composition: Ch 0, Exercise A
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Dickey, Composition: Ch 0, Exercise A

In the nominative and accusative singulars, I believe the -α is long, so that would force the penult to be acute. I think the rule that the α as long following ε, ι, ρ would mean that this is the case. I believe you're correct in the context of the exercise, since it concerns adjectives whose mascu...
by Stephen Carlson
July 27th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: The Peculiar Compound Non-postpositive Hapax μενοῦν in Luke 11:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

Re: The Peculiar Compound Non-postpositive Hapax μενοῦν in Luke 11:28

Even though μενοῦνγε starts with a postpositive component, the 3-lexeme compound or sequence occurs in the initial position in classical Greek. I take γε as a switch that turns off post-positiveness as it actually does in Plato. I'm unaware of this behavior for γε. Do you have evidence or literatur...