[B-Greek] Postpositive DE
j.weaks at tcu.edu
Wed Feb 25 16:33:13 EST 2004
The part that's confusing you is that post-positive means that it moves
from the first position to the second or third if need be position not
of a "sentence", but of a clause or even phrase.
>> 8. [...EIS hON ARTI MH hORWNTES ] [PISTEUONTES DE AGALLIASQE CARA...]
"Not seeing him now,
but believing you rejoice yada yada yada "
>> 12.[ ...OUC EAUTOIS] [hUMIN DE DIHKONOUN...]
"Not themselves, but you"
Verse 12 seems to me to be two conjuncted clauses with the verb of the
first clause being elided. So, while not at the beginning of a
sentence, the DE is still post-positive, in position 2, of it's clause.
On Feb 25, 2004, at 2:59 PM, Harold R. Holmyard III wrote:
> Dear John,
> Yes, you're right. They're postpositive.
> Harold Holmyard
>> Normally I encounter DE postpositively at the beginning of a
>> Can it be postpositive in the middle of a "sentence"? These two
>> verses in
>> I Peter 1 are confusing to me:
>> 8. ...EIS hON ARTI MH hORWNTES PISTEUONTES DE AGALLIASQE CARA...
>> 12. hOIS APEKALUFQH hOTI OUC hEAUTOIS hUMIN DE DIHKONOUN AUTA...
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