[B-Greek] Negative Articles
Kevin W. Woodruff
cierpke at prodigy.net
Fri Nov 18 14:24:17 EST 2005
ARA may expect a negative response. It is an
inferential particle that is a "marker of a tone of
suspense or impatience in interrogation, then with the
onus for a correct answer put on the addressee."
Thayer defines it as,"marking an inferential question
to which a negative answer is expected." and "a
question to which an affirmative answer is expected,
in an interrogative apodosis."
Louw and Nida have it as "a marker of a negative
response to questions, usually implying anxiety or
--- Theodore Mann <theomann at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I have been gently reprimanded a few times for
> asking inappropriate
> questions, so I hope this one is OK.
> I have several grammars stating that MH is a
> negative particle, used in
> questions to indicate a negative answer; also, that
> OU implies a
> positive answer. However, my PDA version of
> Gramcord includes a note
> for Lk. 18:8 stating that ARA, in that verse, is "an
> particle expecting a negative response" to Christ's
> question. Is this
> accurate, or have I misread Gramcord?
> Thanks in advance.
> Ted Mann
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