[B-Greek] Aktionsart

craig newsgroupstuff at people.net.au
Fri Nov 18 17:19:25 EST 2005

Wow, that definition is dense :-)

Can someone unpack it some more for me? Maybe with examples?

The original quote from Kelton Graham had to do with determining how much
aspect is understood in reading adjectival or substantive participles: "that
would depend on the verbs Aktionsart"

BTW I tried to find Wallace's grammar section on participles from the NET
Bible site, but it seems to have been removed. Is it still available online
somewhere else?


Craig Johnson
Brisbane, Australia 

> > [from earlier post by Kelton Graham:]
> >> that would depend on the verbs Aktionsart from what I can tell.
> >
> > What is Aktionsart?
> It's not my own definition but from the neat little Matthew DeMoss  
> _Pocket dictionary for the Study of NT Greek_:
> "The feature of the Greek language whereby the quasi-objective  
> quality of the verbal action is indicated (duration, repetition,  
> momentary occurrence, etc.), both morphologically and by 
> *tense forms  
> and lexico-syntactically according to contextual features. 
> Some older  
> grammars used the term synonymously with *aspect, pl. Aktionsarten."
> Carl W. Conrad
> Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
> 1989 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243 
> cwconrad2 at mac.com
> WWW: http://www.ioa.com/~cwconrad/

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