Re: Greek Word Order

From: Paul F. Evans (
Date: Fri Jan 24 1997 - 08:00:36 EST

<html><html><head></head><BODY bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><p><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">Micheal,<br><br>I am really interested in this idea of marked and unmarked constructions. &nbsp;I have never heard of such a thing until the current thread. &nbsp;Let me ask a question, the only way I can learn from you guys on B-Greek. &nbsp;What exactly constitutes &quot;marked,&quot; what are the indicators of &quot;markedness?&quot; &nbsp;I guess I am asking for a definition. &nbsp;Now from what you said there is a rather complicated theory involved so please if it is possible, keep it basic for someone whose understanding of greek is rather basic!<br><br>Is it possible to deduce anyhting from the text from based upon markedness and unmarkednes, and to what extent can markedness and unmarkness be helpful in exegesis? &nbsp;I mean by this, what conclusions can be drawn from the text based upon this criteria?<br><br>Paul F. Evans<br>Pastor<br>Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church<br>MT. Olive NC<br><br>&quot;E
ndeavouring to make use of &nbsp;NT Greek in a real life ministry!&quot;<br><br>----------<br>&gt; Before we get an incomprehensible discussion going over a common<br>&gt; misunderstanding of markedness theory, let me point out that what is the<br>&gt; most COMMON order may in fact NOT be the UNMARKED order.<br>&gt; </p>

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