Grammatical categories and Luke 6:12b
B. D. Colt
babc at ix.netcom.com
Thu Jul 26 22:31:48 EDT 2001
On 25 Jul 01, at 22:32, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Ghilardi" <qodeshlayhvh at juno.com>
> To: "Biblical Greek" <b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> Cc: <b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 9:52 PM
> Subject: [b-greek] Re: Grammatical categories and Luke 6:12b
> > Dear B-greekers,
> > On Tue, 24 Jul 2001 15:56:45 -0400 Jonathan Robie writes:
> > > Here's a traditional example from Chomsky:
> > >
> > > Time flies like an arrow.
> > > Fruit flies like a banana.
> > The first sentence of course means that those sorts of flies which
> > feed on time also favor arrows because, like time, they are swift.
> > The second one means this: All fruits navigate the air in pretty
> > much the same way. So naturally fruit in general will navigate the
> > air in much the same way as any particular fruit, say a banana.
> > Did I get it right? ;-)
Not quite, but this only shows that writing is not an entirely
satisfactory representation of speech. You evidently heard them
mentally with the wrong tunes. [ ;-0 ]
Barbara D. Colt, mailto:babc at ix.netcom.com
St John the Evangelist, San Francisco
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