concampbell at netspace.net.au
Tue Jan 27 19:45:26 EST 2004
Perhaps an event 'actually occurring in several times and place(s)' is more
accurate when the iterative is in view. Matt 3:6 - EBAPTIZONTO EN TW IORDANH
POTAMW hUP AUTOU - They were being baptized in the Jordan River by him. The
imperfect pictures an action (baptism) occurring several times (unless you
want to say they were all baptised by John at the same time!). The
Aktionsart is iterative (it repeats/ occurs several times), yet the aspect
From: Mitch Larramore [mailto:mitchlarramore at yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 9:26 AM
To: Con Campbell
Cc: B-Greek at Lists. Ibiblio. Org
Subject: RE: [B-Greek] clarification
Con Campbell wrote:
> Aktionsart (also called procedural characteristics)
> is generally regarded as
> objectively defined (how it actually occurs in time
> & space), though not
> means that all
> imperfect tense-forms will be imperfective (aspect),
> but only some may be
> iterative (Aktionsart) depending on how the verb
> functions in the text.
What confuses me here is how can an event "actually
occur in time and space" in an iterative manner? Does
any thing "actually" occur iteratively?
Spring Branch, Texas
Student/Memorial High School
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