rdecker at bbc.edu
Tue Jan 29 14:14:41 EST 2002
Thanks, Byron (& Carl) for those notes and refs. One would think that I'd
have run into that before, but I don't ever remember doing so. Perhaps I'm
Rodney J. Decker, Th.D.
Associate Prof/NT, Baptist Bible Seminary
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Byron & Linetta Knutson [mailto:byronk at open.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 2:06 PM
> To: Biblical Greek
> Subject: [b-greek] Re: rough breathing
> My "INTRODUCTORY NEW TESTAMENT GREEK METHOD" by Harper &
> Weidner makes this
> comment about "Breathings."
> 4. An "initial" P (rho) is generally written with the rough
> breathing. When
> P (rho) is doubled, in the middle of a word, the first P (rho) has the
> smooth breathing, and the second the rough.
> He gives as an example AR-RhHTOS "unspeakable".
> (page 390, under Orthography. Copyright 1888 Charles
> Scribner's Sons, &
> copyright 1916 Ella D. Harper)
> A.T. Robertson also has a note worth reading on this double
> rho breathing
> mark on page 225 (e) in his big grammar.
> Byron Knutson
> Subject: Re: rough breathing
> From: "Decker, Rodney" <rdecker at bbc.edu>
> Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 15:46:51 -0500
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> An analytical?! That's the old 1852 work by Wigram. I doubt
> that it will
> serve to support an argument that this was common practice as
> late as 1967!
> But yes, it does use a most curious set of markings on words
> beginning with
> ARR-, some of which have *3* breathing marks and an accent. I'd never
> noticed it in the analytical (but then I seldom use it), and
> I've never seen
> it anywhere else. The pre-1968 L&S (9th ed.) did not do this,
> nor did the
> even earlier 8th ed. (1897). Does anyone have any historical
> info that would
> explain this odd orthography?
> Rodney J. Decker, Th.D.
> Associate Prof/NT, Baptist Bible Seminary
> Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA
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