[b-greek] Re: universal syntax

From: Daniel L. Christiansen (dlc@multnomah.edu)
Date: Fri Oct 27 2000 - 17:11:57 EDT

Wayne Leman wrote:

> Daniel,
> I was simply addressing whether or not there is universal syntax itself, and
> to me that is essentially a contradiction in terms, since we know that every
> language is different; no two languages are identical--if they were, they
> wouldn't be different languages. Part of what makes a language different is
> that it has a different syntax from every other language. There are
> definitely syntactic similarities among languages, but there is no universal
> syntax, no universal set of rules for how people say what they do in
> languages.

We are in complete agreement, here :)

Daniel L. Christiansen
Professor of Biblical Languages, Portland Bible College
Adjunct Professor, Bible Department, Multnomah Bible College
(503) 820-0231

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