Greek accents

//Greek accents

Linguistics and New Testament: Pronunciation

Dr. Randall Buth recently gave a presentation at SEBTS (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 26 April 2019) on Linguistics and New Testament: Pronunciation. SEBTS has posted the session on youtube. While the lecture ends up on Greek pronunciation, the introduction addresses an important and wide-reaching note for pedagogy: why speech is vital for development of high [...]

Word Order, Focus-CC (Contextualizing Constituent, Topic) Inversion, Enclitics in Greek

While reading Philemon this morning I noticed what might be considered an inversion of Focus--Contextualizing Constituent (aka Topic) in the pre-verb area. The default order with two marked items, a CC and Focus, is normally from more topical to more salient, that is, first a CC then a Focus, followed by core template orders. Here [...]