FW: Re: Genitive with subject or predicate

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Fri Feb 04 2000 - 19:42:09 EST

From: Wayne Leman <wleman@mcn.net>
To: Mike Sangrey <mike@sojurn.lns.pa.us>
Date: Friday, February 04, 2000 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: Genitive with subject or predicate

>Mike Sangrey asked:
>>However, I'd like someone to help me understand how one arrives at
>>this. Specifically, does TOU ANQRWPOU limit KURIEUEI or NOMOS?
>Mike, apparently Greek KURIEUW can take a genitive object, just as do a
>number of English verbs, such as "give up on" (e.g. I gave up on John).
>I don't think the word order gives the clues that you need here, since
>word order is relatively flexible, and does not determine syntax, but,
>rather pragmatics, such as focus or emphasis.

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