[B-Greek] Aspect and Aktionsart definitions

frjsilver at optonline.net frjsilver at optonline.net
Mon Sep 10 17:52:49 EDT 2007


So, OYIS = Aktionsart?

This has to be a German word?

Fr James Silver


----- Original Message -----
From: "Carl W. Conrad" 
Date: Monday, September 10, 2007 11:45 am
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Aspect and Aktionsart definitions
To: Mitch Larramore 
Cc: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org

> 
> On Sep 10, 2007, at 10:59 AM, Mitch Larramore wrote:
> 
> > Delbert:
> >
> > I don't think so, but you are very close. It seems to
> > me that you have Aspect right, but Aktionsart is more
> > than what you have. To Aktionsart you add all factors
> > together, such as grammatical aspect, lexical and
> > contectual factors, and any other element that can
> > influence the given verb.
> >
> > Mitch Larramore
> >
> > --- Delbert Flora wrote:
> >
> >> Are there agreed upon definitions for "Aspect" and
> >> "Aktionsart" by most
> >> grammarians/linguists?
> >>
> >> Is Aspect (Perfective, Imperfective, and Stative)
> >> also called Grammatical
> >> Aspect?
> >>
> >> Is Aktionsart (Iterative, Durative, Constative,
> >> Ingressive, etc.) also
> >> called Lexical Aspect?
> 
> 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 (Ret)
> 
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