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by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 9th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 28
Views: 821

Re: New Greek Teacher

I doubt that reading widely in Greek is an efficient way to build language in your head, unless your reading comprehension is already very good. Read small bits repeatedly and in depth until you are “preaching” them. Learn how to ask questions in Greek and pepper the text you are reading with quest...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 7th, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Two texts about aspect and tense (against "aspect-only theory")
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Two texts about aspect and tense (against "aspect-only theory")

Two texts have been published recently in Academia.edu arguing against "aspect-only theory": Aaron Tresham: https://www.academia.edu/13005838/Tense_and_Aspect_in_Pauls_Epistle_to_the_Romans Advisors: Kelly T. Osborne, Paul W. Felix, and Moisés Silva This is a dissertation and therefore quite long. I...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 8th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Semantic Primes - Fascinating!
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Semantic Primes - Fascinating!

BTW, I was suprised when I found biblical exegesis by Wierzbicka. https://intranet.secure.griffith.edu.au/schools-departments/natural-semantic-metalanguage/downloads The semantics of metaphor and parable: Looking for meaning in the Gospels (PDF 61k). Anna Wierzbicka. 2002. Theoria et Historia Scient...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 7th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Semantic Primes - Fascinating!
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Semantic Primes - Fascinating!

"Fascinating" is a good work to describe the idea. I've read the book which I think is "Primes and Universals" you mentioned. As you said, it's too impractical, but gives some nice ideas. Yes, it would be interesting to create a small simple vocabulary and then use it to describe other words. The vo...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
September 7th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν
Replies: 14
Views: 3815

Re: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν

Stirling Bartholomew wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 3:45 pm
He is singing to the choir.
Or he's singing to a one-man audience and the choir happens to be listening. The point is worth repeating as many times as some new person can be reached, it's so important.
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 18th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 75
Views: 20917

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

The parade is a poor analogy if it misses the point. Are the end points and the whole in view (perfective) or not (imperfective)? Whether accomplished from a helicopter or bleacher is a distraction and irrelevant. Again, this shows how metaphor/picture can mislead and trip people up if not careful....
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 16th, 2019, 2:08 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 75
Views: 20917

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

How do you find TOHOTAA ? It looks interesting. How do you think one with relatively light background (well almost none and self taught :) ) in linguistics would get on with it ? I have a University library loan. They don't teach advanced linguistics so nobody else needs it and have had it for coup...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 15th, 2019, 2:07 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 75
Views: 20917

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

Stirling Bartholomew wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 7:05 pm
There was a time roughly 20 years ago when I thought aspect was comprehensible. Recent discussion doesn't support that hypothesis.
What in this thread makes you feel so? After all, we are talking about tense, not aspect.
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 14th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 75
Views: 20917

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

"Remoteness" is another term which Campbell uses with different meaning than linguists. There's also a chapter in TOHOTAA which speaks about remoteness and tense, but it's remoteness in time.
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 14th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 75
Views: 20917

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

After reading chapter 23 "Tenselessness" by Jo-Wang Lin in The Oxford Handbook of Tense And Aspect (ed. Binnick) I became (even more) convinced that Koine isn't tenseless. I don't remember the details anymore, I should re-read it with time (sorry for the pun). There are names of languages there whic...

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