From: Moon-Ryul Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jun 26 1999 - 22:47:33 EDT
Daniel wrote about the following verse:
> > KAI ANABLEYAS ELEGEN: BLEPW TOUS ANQROPOUS hOTI hWS DENDRA hORW
> > PERIPATOUNTAS.
> > BTW, the hOTI seems to me not to be the causal particle, here, but the relative
> pronoun "which."
... The causal idea
> does not seem to offer any explanation for the first verbal clause: "I see men,
> because I perceive them like walking trees" doesn't appear to make sense. However,
> "I see men, which I perceive like walking trees" is certainly intelligible.
Are there other instances where hOTI is used as the relative pronoun "that
(which)"? I would take the hOTI clause as a sort of noun clause, which
defines what the person is seeing. So I would have:
I see men that I perceive [them] walking like trees.
Here I take the particiciple as predicative not as attributive, following
Carl's well argued thesis.
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