From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 07 1996 - 10:50:39 EDT
At 8:23 AM -0500 5/7/96, Carlton L. Winbery wrote:
> I wonder if Shaughn and Carl would agree.
> It was Paul, a male (chauvinist to some), who wrote in Gal. 5:12, OFELON
> KAI APOKOYONTAI hOI ANASTATOUNTES hUMAS. Would you agree that APOKOYONTAI
> is reflexive middle (for want of better terminology).
> It seems we are getting in deeper and deeper.
I would agree in a flash! And while I wouldn't want to argue that middles
are reflexive in sense and only reflexive, I think there's something inside
an Indo-European verb that resists the will of its speakers who want to
turn it into a passive. Just look at the way classical Latin verbs so
readily pass into reflexives in the Romance languages!
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO, USA 63130
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