From: Carl W. Conrad (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jan 01 2000 - 10:00:48 EST
At 6:40 AM -0800 1/1/00, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Hello all, I'm trying to improve my understanding of some of the finer
>points of greek grammar, and was looking more carefully than I'm used to at
>how KAI is used.
>When I ran across the following (Mt 26.73), where Peter is accused of being
>one of Jesus' men.
>KAI GAR H LALIA SOU DHLON SE POIEI.
>So my question is, just what is this KAI doing?
>Thanks for advance, and if the answer is obvious my apologies in advance as
This is a relatively simple one: KAI here is functioning not as a
conjunction but as an adverb for "too" or "also" or "even" emphasizing the
word that follows it. Here the GAR, which must always be second in its
clause, intervenes, but the GAR really construes with hH LALIA: It's "For
even your speech makes you obvious" rather than "And since your speech
makes you obvious" (in fact, that GAR is out of place if the sentence is
read with KAI as conjunction).
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
One Brookings Drive/St. Louis, MO, USA 63130/(314) 935-4018
Home: 7222 Colgate Ave./St. Louis, MO 63130/(314) 726-5649
--- B-Greek home page: http://sunsite.unc.edu/bgreek You are currently subscribed to b-greek as: [email@example.com] To unsubscribe, forward this message to leave-b-greek-329W@franklin.oit.unc.edu To subscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:40:53 EDT