[b-greek] Re: OUSIN in Phil 1:1

From: Clwinbery@aol.com
Date: Sat Mar 10 2001 - 20:20:56 EST

Ken Smith wrote;

<<<Actually, Greek participles don't have person -- so the correct parsing
is "Present Active Participle, Masculine Plural Dative", without any
reference to person.>>>>

Technically verbs "to be" (EIMI) do not have voice so I would simply list
this one as "present participle, masculine, dative, plural of EIMI.
Interestingly the present of EIMI uses what we usually call active endings,
the imperfect uses a mixture of what we call middle and active, and the
future uses what we usually call middle endings.

Carlton Winbery
Prof. Religion
Louisiana College

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