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by Douglas Nast
April 1st, 2017, 9:50 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering Gender - Mark 13:24 in particular
Replies: 15
Views: 4477

Re: Rendering Gender - Mark 13:24 in particular

What I meant by no brainer is that this is God's inspired word, it says "her light" and since there is no basis in either our language or culture to think it would be confusing to any person literate in English it must not be changed. What I am prepared to hear is that this change is necessary since...
by Douglas Nast
March 31st, 2017, 1:27 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering Gender - Mark 13:24 in particular
Replies: 15
Views: 4477

Rendering Gender - Mark 13:24 in particular

I did my translation of the subject verse and ran the video to check my answer. I was shocked when I heard the on-line professor say regarding the moon's light "well this is 'her light', but that wouldn't make sense in English so we translate as 'its light' ". This struck me as absurd, since the ima...
by Douglas Nast
March 12th, 2017, 4:07 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: What does "marked" mean in a verbal context?
Replies: 12
Views: 2558

Re: What does "marked" mean in a verbal context?

I think Aubrey gives a very good answer to this question, which I intend to pursue with further reading in linguistics. I like this new concept and feel the better for having made its acquaintance. Thanks.
by Douglas Nast
March 12th, 2017, 4:21 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: What does "marked" mean in a verbal context?
Replies: 12
Views: 2558

Re: What does "marked" mean in a verbal context?

I checked OED using my ancient print copy which requires the use of a magnifier, pouring over several pages of microscopic print under the subject of "mark". The best I can come up with is that a thing that is "marked" is "noticed". In this sense aorist would be unmarked because as the default it dr...
by Douglas Nast
March 11th, 2017, 8:59 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: What does "marked" mean in a verbal context?
Replies: 12
Views: 2558

What does "marked" mean in a verbal context?

I have just worked my way through Black's fine introduction to reading NT Greek. In smug satisfaction I was reading the concluding chapter and encountered the following sentence: "Generally speaking, aoristic aspect is the unmarked aspect"...he went on to note that "markedness" increases in the impe...
by Douglas Nast
February 20th, 2017, 8:01 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: present ind mp looks like present imperfect to me
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: present ind mp looks like present imperfect to me

"Dr. Dan Streetmentioner's Time Traveler's Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations"

Thanks for the recommendation, but I was looking for more of a taxonomy rather than a mere handbook.
by Douglas Nast
February 18th, 2017, 3:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: Introduction

er, the authorized tagline is "Go Hawks". Just sayin....
by Douglas Nast
February 18th, 2017, 3:39 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: present ind mp looks like present imperfect to me
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

present ind mp looks like present imperfect to me

I am just learning the present middle and passive indicative. I see λυονται οι δουλοι translated as the slaves are being loosed. This sounds to me like an action in the present time which is not completed; therefore the "present imperfect". When I heard there were 3 aspects and 3 temporal categories...
by Douglas Nast
February 15th, 2017, 6:10 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: past imperfect indicative of pascho, to suffer
Replies: 9
Views: 2124

Re: past imperfect indicative of pascho, to suffer

When I posted my last response I had not seen Jonathan's answer and his reference to Decker, for which I am again grateful. I am quickly realizing that the simple rules I am absorbing from Black's "Learn to Read New Testament Greek" are guidelines rather than rules. The plot thickens and I am loving...
by Douglas Nast
February 15th, 2017, 6:04 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: past imperfect indicative of pascho, to suffer
Replies: 9
Views: 2124

Re: past imperfect indicative of pascho, to suffer

I am thankful for the pointer to the LSJ which will likely forestall other questions. Let me see if I understand your comment and the thinking that goes with it. First, you are saying that because the only future tense reference in the main LSJ entry for this verb says "fut. πείσομαι", and because y...

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