[B-Greek] Question about HLQON vs HLQAN, and EIPON vs EIPAN, etc.

Sarah Madden sarah.r.madden at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 14:13:16 EDT 2010


Thanks, Jeff. I confess I hadn't noticed (or had forgotten) that
these aorists don't fit the expected patterns until it was brought to my
attention.

Sarah ><>


On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Jeff Smelser <jeffsmelser at ntgreek.net>wrote:

> These are instances of the alpha seen in weak aorist forms (a.k.a "1st
> aorist") being acquired by strong aorist (a.k.a. "2nd aorist") forms and
> used in place of the expected omicron.
>
> Jeff Smelser
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Jeff Smelser <jeffsmelser at ntgreek.net>wrote:

> These are instances of the alpha seen in weak aorist forms (a.k.a "1st
> aorist") being acquired by strong aorist (a.k.a. "2nd aorist") forms and
> used in place of the expected omicron.
>
> Jeff Smelser
>
> Sarah Madden wrote:
>
>  To all --
> While I was tutoring students Monday night, one man (a lawyer!) asked why
> "HLQAN" is parsed as Aor Act Ind 3P, where it does not fit the expected
> "pattern" of a 2nd aorist (with imperfect endings) or a liquid aorist (drops
> the sigma).
>
> I noticed that often two forms for the same word appear in the same NT book.
> Frequency numbers are from Tony Fisher's site (only because it's easy
> to use) and might not be totally accurate.
>
> *For ERCOMAI:*
>
> HLQON occurs 43x (e.g., Luke 2:44)
> HLQAN occurs 5x (Luke 2:16; John 1:39, 4:27; Acts 12:10, 28:15)
>
> *The same thing occurs with LEGW:*
>
> EIPON occurs 26x (e.g., Matt 12:24)
> EIPAN occurs 121x (e.g., Magg 3:9)
>
> *Then there's hORAW:*
>
> EIDON occurs 22x (e.g., Matt 17:8)
> EIDAN occurs 5x (e.g., Matt 13:17)
>
> I know *how* to parse HLQAN and EIPAN -- but I can't explain the
> *reason*(not that I myself need a reason, but I'd like to give this
> lawyer an
> answer). Ideas?
>
>
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