[B-Greek] INA + Subjunctive Substantival Clause?

Kevin Riley klriley at alphalink.com.au
Sat Jun 13 08:50:24 EDT 2009


Mitch

I think your English is letting you down.  The particle does not have a
subject, it is the subject - not of the sentence, but of the discussion.

Kevin Riley
 
-------Original Message------- 
 
From: Mitch Larramore 
Date: 13/06/2009 10:31:05 PM 

 
Margaret: 
 
You wrote: 
 
"I'll stop there as I do not want to bore you on the subject of this very
interesting particle!" 
 
In what sense do we understand a 'particle' as having a Subject? Since the
Greek particle is not inflected, I had assumed it could not directly modify
a Subject. Then again, I could see how the whole clause modifies
substantives, so am I being too picky, or just revealing my ignorance of the
English language? 
 
BTW, I just read Grassmick's (??) diagram of Colossians chapters 1 and 2 and
overwhelmingly the particles (hINA, hOTI) directly modified the finite verb,
which of course did on occasion not have an expressed Subject but was simply
embedded in the pronominal ending of the verb. So, again, in this sense I
can see how it can be said to modify a Subject. One last observation on
this: I read the last page of this diagram and saw in 4.16 hINA directly
modifies POIHSATE but also feeds into the suject of the clause hUMEIS
ANAGNWTE THN [EPISTOLHN] EK LAODIKEIOS. So here it IS directly attached to
hUMEIS. 
 
Any help will be greatly appreciated. (I think this is why my time in Greece
was so hard for me. I just have no intuitive understanding of grammar and
syntax. 
 
 
Mitch Larramore 
Sugar Land, Texas 
 



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