From: Mark Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Nov 01 2001 - 13:40:17 EST
Now why the middle form is being used with passive meaning is a whole
'nother question entirely...but not a
totally unexpected occurrence in Greek, I'd say!
Well, if I understand Carl, it is NOT a Middle FORM.
The FORM is M/P or "subject-focused." Which would mean then that
it is M/P in FORM, functioning semantically as a P.
Again, you wrote:
I can see now that for some reason I put the tags in backwards, ie., the
formal tag, namely
>middle, should have been the first tag and the passive tag, the function
>tag, should have been second, the way it is in Col 3:12. I'll correct that
>in the next revision of the GC GNT.
Wait! Before you change that tag, we may all figure out
that the formal tag should be M/P, and the function/semantic tag is P.
I am kind of hoping this idea of Carl's catches on; sure would make
Greek much easier. Imagine what it would be like if we could
group all tenses together, and put the Voices into two, neat subgroups,
Default and M/P (or something thereabouts). We could finally get
rid of deponents and "middle in form but passive in meaning."
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