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by Tim Evans
January 25th, 2016, 8:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Native speakers among the NT authors?
Replies: 9
Views: 8510

Re: Native speakers among the NT authours?

While someone might feel "emotional distance" I find myself wondering if its useful in this context? For example, I am 100% fluent and comfortable in Chinese when speaking with a 3 or 4 year old native Chinese speaker, and feel no "emotional distance" as such. (After a few years, I now sometimes for...
by Tim Evans
January 25th, 2016, 1:03 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: The role of the second clause and δε in John 21:1
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: The role of the second clause and δε in John 21:1

Seeing the two clauses revealing "that" and "how" shows how both clauses have a clear role and purpose (I suspect I perhaps felt the second clause was redundant until you pointed this out), and furthermore, seeing that doing it this way makes the sentence simpler, also really helps. I can better pic...
by Tim Evans
January 23rd, 2016, 7:51 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: The role of the second clause and δε in John 21:1
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

The role of the second clause and δε in John 21:1

Working through John in Greek has been my first personal Greek reading project after first year Greek. When I first came across this verse, the last phrase stood out for me, as in, what is its role. It seems redundant in that it partially repeats the info from the first half of the verse. It seems s...
by Tim Evans
January 19th, 2016, 5:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Koine Greek Chat webpage
Replies: 10
Views: 13585

Re: Koine Greek Chat webpage

I'd use it if there were other people to talk to :D
by Tim Evans
January 19th, 2016, 5:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation work?
Replies: 20
Views: 20071

Re: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation wo

All of these are good points, but you may be convincing me that these may be even more reason for it. As far as I can tell, I suspect—based on some things I have seen from bible societies in mailing lists— that even a simple list of the differences between the 1904 and now, would be deemed a breech ...
by Tim Evans
January 17th, 2016, 10:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation work?
Replies: 20
Views: 20071

Re: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation wo

Does this mean you think there are no discoveries between 1904 and now that are relevant for todays bible translation work? (By relevant, I mean relevant in that they might affect how we produce the english text?) If there have been discoveries that do affect the greek in a way that we would alter h...
by Tim Evans
January 17th, 2016, 10:00 pm
Forum: Unicode and Fonts
Topic: Greek fonts & keyboards for iOS
Replies: 4
Views: 8691

Re: Greek fonts & keyboards for iOS

I also just use the greek polytonic keyboard as well, it gets me the important accents at least, quite quickly and easily. I also tried some custom keyboard app's but found them to be slow (5 second or greater) to switch to and from greek to english, which can be quite frustrating when you are typin...
by Tim Evans
January 13th, 2016, 12:23 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Suggestions for translation notes in software?
Replies: 6
Views: 8498

Re: Suggestions for translation notes in software?

I don't think you are going to find software to check your notes. Here are a few things I noticed: κέκριται is medio-passive, the form is not κέκρικεν as you are supposing. ὀδηγήσει is a future form. "by himself" - does that mean a single person (μόνος)? I don't think the Greek has that in mind. ἐσ...
by Tim Evans
January 12th, 2016, 7:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation work?
Replies: 20
Views: 20071

Re: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation wo

Knowing that the Nestle 1904 is unencumbered, I wonder how many people here would be interested in a public/wiki style project to update it based on modern scholarship? I suspect some academic decisions are perhaps easier to make within a committee than with a wiki style system, however if there was...
by Tim Evans
January 10th, 2016, 9:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation work?
Replies: 20
Views: 20071

Re: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation wo

While being an aside to my question about the copyright issue. The first thing I tried reading in the FBV (Free bible version) was John 1:1, and I was put off by the very first verse, and didn't go much further than that. It translates it as: "In the beginning the word already was." I didn't like so...

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