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by Ruth Mathys
August 4th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἰάομαι Why middle?
Replies: 8
Views: 10170

ἰάομαι Why middle?

It just doesn't seem to fit the semantic profile of a typical MP verb. ἅπτομαι is the only word I can think of that comes close.

Ruth Mathys
by Ruth Mathys
April 19th, 2014, 2:42 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Splitting Compound Verbs?
Replies: 107
Views: 16823

Re: Splitting Compound Verbs?

This is the kind of argument that I like to test against my own native tongue, being the one that I have the best intuitions about. It's cognate with Greek and makes verb + adverb/preposition/thingy compounds in a very similar way to Greek (do any other language families in the world form compounds ...
by Ruth Mathys
April 18th, 2013, 2:42 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: More flashcards?
Replies: 10
Views: 4125

Re: More flashcards?

I wish there had been more emphasis on learning vocabulary in the courses I took. I haven't read a lot of Greek in the many, many moons since I was a student, and now I find that the grammar comes back to me fairly easily but the vocab isn't there. If creating the cards is a nuisance for you, try Ke...
by Ruth Mathys
January 5th, 2012, 2:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Paul O'Rear
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Re: Paul O'Rear

Mipela ol Ukarumpa lain tok gude long papa bilong BART!

Ruth Mathys
by Ruth Mathys
September 5th, 2011, 6:21 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Total vocabulary of Greek?
Replies: 4
Views: 2301

Total vocabulary of Greek?

Can anybody give me a figure for the total number of lexemes represented in the NT and the LXX, and an educated guess about the total number of lexemes listed in LSJ, maybe? It's to shed some light into a rather heated debate about whether Greek/English/some other language is more suited to communic...

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