[B-Greek] DEIKNUMI in the Imperative
stbaldwi at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 13 21:52:40 EST 2009
Ladies and Gentlemen:
An easy parsing question to greet the New Year.
Again, I am striving for truth amid textbooks that say different things:
This is what I have:
DEIKNUMI 2S P-A-Imp
Mounce MBG (ss71.3): DEIKNU
Mounce BBG: (ss70): DEIKNUQI
Smyth (ss419): DEIKNU
So I think I'm questioning the accuracy of BBG.
Robertson [p327] informs that indeed non-thematic imperatives were often just the stem and thus "forms like hISTH, DEIKNU are pertinent". This is a big vote against DEIKNUQI, as also is Smyth.
He [Robertson] also says [as we know] that QI is used for non-thematic stems.
So what am I to do with BBG's DEIKNUQI as present active imperative? Is it a legitimate Koine form for 2S-P-A-Imp?
Any help appreciated!
stbaldwi at hotmai.com
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