[b-greek] Re: Grammars, Who Needs them?

From: Randall Buth (ButhFam@compuserve.com)
Date: Mon May 21 2001 - 04:32:24 EDT

CAIRE, Harry,

>In seaching my grammers I have found no evidence that hINA forces
the subjunctive mood into the indicative mood.<

You may have inadvertently reinforced the point that Clay made at the start
of this
thread, in its name.
"force" can be taken absolutely or relatively.
INA expects a verb into the subjunctive.
The very rare examples of future indicative are not examples of
"indicative certainty" but rare, abnormal Greek.

Personally I find grammars very useful, when one wants to get a condensed
of what might be out there.

One should probably keep in mind
that many of the forms of aorist subjunctive and future indicative sounded
in 1st century Greek, so occasional crossing of the boundary, even where a
distinction could be maintained, is not unreasonable. is their something
else eye should no about?

Randall Buth

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