From: Ann Nyland (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Feb 25 2002 - 01:00:07 EST
The CILIARC was expressing surprise that Paul was a productive bilingual:
"You speak Greek, do you!"
Primary bilingualism refers to a speaker who picked up the second language
by force of circumstances (such as the work environment). Secondary
bilingualism refers to the speaker who has learned the language by
systematic instruction. Further, there was a difference between receptive
and productive bilingualism. A receptive bilingualist is one who can
understand and read the language, but not write it or speak it. A productive
bilingualist is one who can speak and write the second language as well.
Paul was a productive (secondary) bilingualist, and it is to this that the
commander expresses his surprise.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Wilson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Biblical Greek" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, 25 February 2002 2:28
Subject: [b-greek] Acts 21: 37, 38a...
> verse 37...
> MELLWN TE EISAGESQAI EIS THN PAREMBOLHN hO PAULOS LEGEI TWi CILIARCWi EI
> EXESTI MOU EIPEIN TI PROS SE;
> hO DE EFH hELLHNISTI GINWSKEIS;
> verse 38a....
> OUK ARA SU EI hO AIGUPTIOS hO PRO TOUTWN TWN hHMERWN ANASTATWSAS KAI...
> Can EFH hELLHNISTI GINWSKEIS be understood as a statement by
> the tribune, not a question?
> And the idea being something like:
> "You speak Greek... therefore, are you not that Egyptian...
> Mark Wilson
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