From: yochanan bitan (ButhFam@compuserve.com)
Date: Sat Aug 29 1998 - 09:08:21 EDT
are people happy with the naturalness of the aspect in
lu 8.43 OUK ISXYSEN AP" OYDENOS
instead of a potential OYK ISXYEN YP" OYDENOS ?
Granted, when reporting a non-event of a story the aorist would be used (lu
20.26), but in this context the non-event is not part of the story but a
(how do people who have read a million words of greek feel?)
Interestingly, the opposite problem with the aspect occurs in luk 8.40
EN TWi YP"OSTREFEIN
the continuative, in-process infinitive was used while the simple nature of
the description would call for an aorist. (apparently many a copyist, after
a robust breakfast and a still afternoon, felt the same).
these arn't the only questions of potential 'unnaturalness' in 8.40-44(-56)
but the only two dealing with aspect [8.54 EGEIRE is fixed idiomatically,
cf. 5.24, 6.8 for lucan exx].
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