[B-Greek] Speaking clearly: grammatical aspect, lexical aspect
papaweiss1 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 6 08:41:58 EDT 2007
> Matthew S. Demoss, _Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament
> Greek," offers this for "Aktionsart": "The feature of the Greek
> language whereby the quasi-objective quality of the verbal action is
> indicated (duration, repetition, momentary occurrence, etc.), both
> morphologically by tense forms and lexico-syntactically according to
> contextual features. Some older grammars used the terms synonymously
> with aspect."
I have that dictionary at home. For comparison/contrast, how does he define "aspect"?
The above is "all Greek to me," though, and I'm not sure how best to simplify and
explain it to my class when it comes time to discuss verbs and aspect. That's one
thing I found from my brief perusal of this Pocket Dictionary - i.e., sometimes the
definitions presume a level of language understanding that a newbie to NT Greek
might not have.
Eric S. Weiss
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