Re: kappa aorists

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Wed Oct 15 1997 - 13:55:08 EDT

At 12:47 PM 10/15/97 -0500, you wrote:

>Except that in the case of Mark's hHKASI, it can hardly be argued either
>that we are dealing with "a verb in the perfect" or a "perfect stem" that
>"assumes aoristic endings." What we have is a present stem that assumes a
>perfect ending. I still don't see a case here for hHKASI as a "kappa
>aorist." If the form we were confronting were hHKAN, I might be a bit more

This is fair. I can see why you would not be convinced. Even honorable
folk can disagree- so long as we do not become disagreeable!

>I should add that I can readily understand how a -KA perfect tense might be
>conjugated with perfect tense endings or even how a -KA aorist might be
>conjugated with perfect tense endings. After all, it is true that the
>perfect and aorist tenses are assimilating in the Hellenistic era. But in
>this case we are dealing with a present stem in -K- that is being said to
>be a -KA- aorist form even though it has a perfect tense ending.
>Steady there, Jim ...

Steady as she goes...

>Carl W. Conrad


Jim West

Adjunct Professor of Bible,
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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