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by Stephen Carlson
October 21st, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ

Yeah, Paul's usage may be rare, even unparalleled on the evidence we have. (And we have but a tiny of sample of ancient letters, much less literary ones like Galatians.) Maybe Paul regularly wrote big (even though others can write smaller), and this was known to his recipients. It's all speculative....
by Stephen Carlson
October 20th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ

The usual answer is that professional scribes can write small but less practiced people write big.
by Stephen Carlson
October 13th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

Re: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν

I've been thinking about this, and I'm not so sure. It's essentially an adverbial expression, and could still be taken either way. I'm not sure how "adverbial" helps since the verb is ἐστιν. Perhaps you mean it applies to something more abstract, such as the situation of being armed with the sword?...
by Stephen Carlson
October 9th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

Re: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν

Is the fact that Ἱκανόν is neuter helpful, i.e., that it does not mean "the two swords are enough"?
by Stephen Carlson
October 7th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Semantic Primes - Fascinating!
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Semantic Primes - Fascinating!

Yes, Wierzbicka's notion of semantic primes is fascinating. Advantage: it should be possible to write definitions in Koine, using her method. Disadvantage: her notion shifts the complexity of semantic description from the use of individual words to the writing of (rather involved) definitions. It is...
by Stephen Carlson
September 14th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Books
Topic: New book on the Greek Article
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

Re: New book on the Greek Article

Daniel Semler wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Stephen Carlson wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Interesting. Is there a table of contents for this book? Amazon doesn't list it.
I was wondering that. Took a few searches but here is one:https://www.bokus.com/bok/9781556714139 ... cal-greek/

Thx
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Good. Thanks. I’ll have to add that book to my wish list.
by Stephen Carlson
September 13th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: New book on the Greek Article
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

Re: New book on the Greek Article

Interesting. Is there a table of contents for this book? Amazon doesn't list it.
by Stephen Carlson
September 1st, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Confused about case endings for φῶς
Replies: 7
Views: 2442

Re: Confused about case endings for φῶς

Wow. I didn't understand a word either of you just said. Glad to see I'm not mad in thinking it's unusual though! The basic idea is φῶς was originally a contraction of φάος, which had a more-or-less regular genitive φάους and dative φάει. Yet, when φάος contracted to φῶς, the genitive and dative lo...
by Stephen Carlson
August 15th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: δε & και together ex. Titus 3:14
Replies: 2
Views: 2346

Re: δε & και together ex. Titus 3:14

When you see δὲ καί together like that, the καί is adverbial: "but also"
by Stephen Carlson
August 7th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 75
Views: 19894

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

PS: the ancients also rejected the theory, preemptively. The ancient grammarians were the ones who came up with the temporal definitions of indicative time, on their own, and as mother-tongue speakers. A citation to that sources would be amazing, if available. Thanks! See here for a discussion of o...

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