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by Tim Evans
August 22nd, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?
Replies: 16
Views: 13769

Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?

I have noticed that Randall Buth, Porter, and others like to describe the grammar of the verb using a particular formula, for example, I see Porter do it on page 9 of his monograph, writing [+aspectual / +finite: -assertion +direction] and assuming people know what it means. (Is it defined later in ...
by Tim Evans
July 21st, 2018, 12:59 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Narrative, direct discourse, indirect discourse, and authorial discourse.
Replies: 0
Views: 7270

Narrative, direct discourse, indirect discourse, and authorial discourse.

Campbell in his ‘Basics of Verbal Aspect’ and his more detailed monograph frequently delineates between Narrative text, and text that is a form of discourse. (For example, parts of his argument depend on statistical analysis applied to the various types of categories.) I recognise that delineating b...
by Tim Evans
June 30th, 2018, 4:18 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)
Replies: 21
Views: 16459

Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)

When Campbell introduces imperfective aspect with the helicopter/parade illustration and the “walk ing ” illustration it leaves me with the impression that “ing” is essentially a key means of communicating the imperfective aspect, but then I notice in Campbell’s first example in his introductory boo...
by Tim Evans
July 21st, 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Ezekiel 3:2a
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: Ezekiel 3:2a

That's correct. I somehow have lots of modules in Accordance called LXX-something.... but I don't know the history of them and didn't realize there was a difference (in the Greek).

Why is this version different to the others?
by Tim Evans
July 21st, 2017, 10:26 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Ezekiel 3:2a
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Ezekiel 3:2a

How would you translate this? καὶ διήνοιξεν τὸ στόμα μου, ... NETS translates it: And I opened wide my mouth, ... Perhaps I am reading too late at night to concentrate but I read it as And my mouth opened, ... Where does the I come from? It's there in the Hebrew but I can't work out where it comes f...
by Tim Evans
June 3rd, 2017, 8:53 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: LXX Solomon 17:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

Re: LXX Solomon 17:22

By the way, its an honour to meet someone who has done published translation of this text. I notice that you translate v26 "to crush all their support with an iron rod", in contrast to NETS which has a slightly less clear v24 "to shatter all their substance with an iron rod" Was there a reason you c...
by Tim Evans
June 3rd, 2017, 8:40 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: LXX Solomon 17:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

Re: LXX Solomon 17:22

FWIW, my translation in the Lexham English Septuagint is "And undergird him with strength to shatter unrighteous rulers. " I was not aware of this resource. I have a few pulled up next to the greek in Accordance, however most of them are in fairly old English. It would be nice to have some more mod...
by Tim Evans
June 3rd, 2017, 7:15 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Didache 12:1 and Commentary?
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

Re: Didache 12:1 and Commentary?

Just one quibble with the translation: ἕξετε is future.
Thanks, thats a silly mistake.

The left-hand toilet wiping thing is not something I had associated with biblical times! Interesting, I will have to look into that.
by Tim Evans
June 3rd, 2017, 7:14 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: LXX Solomon 17:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

LXX Solomon 17:22

Im having trouble with the articular infinitive below, from verse 22: καὶ ὑπόζωσον αὐτὸν ἰσχὺν τοῦ θραῦσαι ἄρχοντας ἀδίκους, Duff seems to imply that τοῦ θραῦσαι becomes a noun of sorts, i.e. perhaps: And gird him (with) strength for smashing unrighteous rulers But Lightfoot translates it as an actu...
by Tim Evans
May 30th, 2017, 8:51 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Didache 12:1 and Commentary?
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

Didache 12:1 and Commentary?

Hi Everyone, First my specific question: 12:1 Πᾶς δὲ ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου δεχθήτω. ἔπειτα δὲ δοκιμάσαντες αὐτὸν γνώσεσθε σύνεσιν γὰρ ἕξετε δεξιὰν καὶ ἀριστεράν. It seems that there are some interesting variations on how to translate certain passages in the Didache. Does this seem reasonable...

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