From: Moon-Ryul Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 13 2002 - 09:16:12 EST
> > Mark 4.30b reads:
> > EN TINI AUTHN PARABOLHi QWMEN;
> > AUTHN, the object of the verb, is placed within
> > the noun phrase TINI PARABOLHi. So, AUTHN which is
> > not part of the noun phrase is placed within it.
> > I can understand free word order, but this example
> > seems to be more than free word order. Can you explain
> > what is going on here?
> Yes, it is a fairly extreme case of free word order that noun phrases are
> cut into pieces by other phrases or parts of phrases. But it happens quite
> often in Greek. I am not aware of other languages that do this kind of
> thing, so for a linguist, it is an unusual phenomenon to see.
> Iver Larsen
(a) EN TINI AUTHN PARABOLHi QWMEN;
be different in emphasis from
(b) EN TINI PARABOLHi AUTHN QWMEN; ?
Would (a) give more emphasis on AUTHN, being placed earlier in the
than that of (b)? If so, the Greek speakers would have been so
Moon R. Jung
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