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by Thomas Dolhanty
February 9th, 2016, 9:12 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Question about contract verbs (first principal part)
Replies: 22
Views: 15295

Re: Question about contract verbs (first principal part)

I'm asking this question just to help clarify things in my mind ... Does the lexical form of a contract verb (e.g., τιμάω = "I honor" = 1st pers pres act indic) actually exist, or is it a theoretial form only? In other words, since the (contracted) 1st pers pres act indic of τιμάω = τιμῶ ("I honor"...
by Thomas Dolhanty
February 9th, 2016, 6:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: Hello

Hi everybody, My name is Alex, I'm from Romania and I'm currently living in The Netherlands. I'm here for a master program in theology. Here at my seminary I fell in love with biblical languages, especially Greek. I would like to learn more about the biblical Greek and one day maybe teach it. I lov...
by Thomas Dolhanty
February 8th, 2016, 11:15 pm
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 28523

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

It is better to try things out and learn language expression by trial and error in a more closed setting. And that is especially true when the correction is less than subtle . I hasten to add honestly that I am not speaking here from personal experience, nor do I have a personal complaint in this r...
by Thomas Dolhanty
February 8th, 2016, 1:11 pm
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 28523

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

I think it's good to have a composition forum with challenges. I don't mind making some mistakes in public, it's a talent of mine, but I do think correcting and learning from mistakes is helpful. What's the best way to do that? Although I haven't been much concerned about making mistakes in an open...
by Thomas Dolhanty
February 7th, 2016, 11:52 pm
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 28523

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

How does the suggestion to go private sit with others participating here? I can set up forums that are private, I can also set up forums where posts expire to avoid long term embarrassment. I am happy to do either. For reasons stated, I think private is a good idea. I have no strong feelings about ...
by Thomas Dolhanty
February 7th, 2016, 5:59 pm
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 28523

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

Right now, my reading goal is nine chapters per day in the New Testament and reading as far as I can through Laws book one without a lexicon. Rereading texts is something new that I am trying, and I think it has been helpful. Wow! That's a serious undertaking, Wes, and especially if you are reading...
by Thomas Dolhanty
February 7th, 2016, 7:39 am
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 28523

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

Sorry to be so slow to get back to this, Stephen. Time is not in abundance these days καὶ εἰ ἄνθρωπος ἔχει πόδας εἰς το πηδᾶν ὡς ἀκρὶς καὶ ὑπερβῆναι φραγμόν, might have made sense more simply Yes, after looking at it more carefully, I do have to agree with you once again. I'm not sure about making b...
by Thomas Dolhanty
February 6th, 2016, 2:45 am
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 28523

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

Thus I should have written something like: καὶ εἰ ἄνθρωπος ἐδύνατο ὡς ἀκρὶς πηδᾶν καὶ ἐδύνατο ὑπερβῆναι φραγμόν... The second ἐδύνατο isn't necessary, is it? It seems necessary to me. What I want to express is "if he could do this, then he could do that". I think I need something like δύναμαι to ex...
by Thomas Dolhanty
February 6th, 2016, 1:51 am
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 28523

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

καὶ ἐὰν ἄνθρωπος δυνηθῇ ὡς ἀκρὶς πηδᾶν καὶ ἠδύνατο ὑπερβῆναι φραγμόν ὅ ἐστιν πήχεις διακόσιοι τὸ ὕψος. πλὴν καταβῆναι δυσκόλως σφόδρα ἐστίν καἰ δεὶ συμβιβάζειν τὸν ἄνθρωπον τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ πρὶν τὸ ψηλαφῆσαί τὴν γῆν. Perhaps you should reconsider ἠδύνατο. English "would" is the past tense of "will"...
by Thomas Dolhanty
February 5th, 2016, 5:43 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rev.12:4 Buried stars or impact craters?
Replies: 15
Views: 2875

Re: Rev.12:4 Buried stars or impact craters?

But if we're going to get really physical with it - the "stars" would be either meteorites or stars - other suns, most of them greater than Sol. Meteorites would most likely burn up during descent, or would form an impact crater on hitting the earth. But the text says that the dragon threw down a t...

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