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by nathaniel j. erickson
May 1st, 2021, 7:33 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...
Replies: 19
Views: 611

Re: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...

εἰς τοὺς γάμους τῶν τέκνων ἑαυτοῦ Reading in Tobit today I noticed that once the man and woman became what we would call "engaged" the parents of either of them started using child/son/daughter language for the child's soon to be spouse. I wonder if that is the cultural logic behind the p...
by nathaniel j. erickson
May 1st, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Word Suffixes
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Word Suffixes

I've never seen a "master list" anywhere, but a variety of reference grammars or specialized works have sections on word building. These sorts of discussions seem to be much more common in older grammars--either Classical or New Testament--and then again more normal in German ones than Eng...
by nathaniel j. erickson
April 30th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Participle in Matt. 27:55
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Participle in Matt. 27:55

Could he simply have meant that it provides further description of the women, that is, it is just generally adjectival ? Thanks for this interesting thought. I'll have to peruse some more examples that are "adjectival" as per this scholar and see if he is simply using the term in an anoma...
by nathaniel j. erickson
April 29th, 2021, 3:08 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Participle in Matt. 27:55
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Participle in Matt. 27:55

Are you letting your metalanguage get in the way? I agree with Stirling about the meta-language. Sorry on the metalanguage puke. Perhaps the occupational hazard of writing a dissertation which touches in many ways on passages like this. Should have cleaned it up after I wrote it. I'm currently swim...
by nathaniel j. erickson
April 29th, 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Participle in Matt. 27:55
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Participle in Matt. 27:55

Matt. 27:55 Ἦσαν δὲ ἐκεῖ γυναῖκες πολλαὶ ἀπὸ μακρόθεν θεωροῦσαι, αἵτινες ἠκολούθησαν τῷ Ἰησοῦ ἀπὸ τῆς Γαλιλαίας διακονοῦσαι αὐτῷ· Reading one scholar's comment on this text, they say the participle θεωροῦσαι is adjectival and give no further comment. In the larger context of the work, "adjecti...
by nathaniel j. erickson
December 8th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5

“[Question:] Why does Mounce encourage adoption of the terminology "continuous imperative" (rather than present imperative) and "undefined imperative" (rather than aorist imperative)? “[Answer:] Like infinitives, with imperatives there is no time differentiation; only aspect. (I...
by nathaniel j. erickson
December 4th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: In John 17:3, are these two variants identical in meaning?
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: In John 17:3, are these two variants identical in meaning?

ἵνα γινώσκωσι / γινώσκωσιν These are both present subjunctives. One form has the so-called "moveable nu" and one does not. They are identical in all but spelling, and normally would not be considered a variant, unless you are really interested in spelling issues. There is a variant readin...
by nathaniel j. erickson
December 3rd, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: διηγησις - εν τη οδω
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: διηγησις - εν τη οδω

καλὠς. ἀναγινώσκων σου τὴν διήγησιν ἐμειδίασα.
by nathaniel j. erickson
November 24th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: pronunciation difference between η and ει
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: pronunciation difference between η and ει

Well, that's all good information. Seem bad for communication, though. Can you imagine speaking a language in which you cannot distinguish orally/aurally between "you" and "we"? Yeah. It sort of reminds me of a language I know where you can't distinguish between 2nd person singu...
by nathaniel j. erickson
November 9th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Prenominal relative clauses in Koine?
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Prenominal relative clauses in Koine?

Thanks. Should have read Smyth more carefully. This text threw me off because the NT examples of internally-headed relatives actually have the "antecedent" inside the relative clause, so to speak, usually occurring between the relative pronoun and the verb. I'm not sure if that is always t...

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