[B-Greek] The emphasis of the first attributive position
bvabasciano at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 16:49:35 EDT 2007
Thank you Randall for the reference. I don't have that grammar handy. I could try and look at it when I can get to the library. But could you possibly summarize their view? And may I ask your view of this? (But I assume you agree with M/T.) What do you think the grammars mean by an emphasis on the adjective (and, as I have indicated, I am also interested in prepositional phrases in the same attributive position)? Do you agree with me that the idea of greater emphasis relates to
the identification of the substantive and not to the topic of discourse, which remains the substantive as qualified by the adjective/prepositional phrase?
Thank you and may God bless you,
> The grammars seem to agree that that the first attributive position
> (article-adjective-noun) places greater emphasis on the adjective than on
> the substantive (so e.g., Robertson, 776; Wallace, 306; Smyth, section
> 1157; BDF, section 270).
Here is where the Moulton grammar of Nigel Turner,
volumes 3 Syntax 1963, and 4 Style 1976,
are so valuable.
Turner has done statisical comparison of these syntagmas in NT authors and
IWANHS (good old uncial spelling)
Randall Buth, PhD
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