[b-hebrew] "Species" of the Genitive Waltke/O'Connor

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Fri Aug 27 09:50:19 EDT 2004


Dear Clay,

>Waltke/O'Connor seem a little embarrassed about proceeding to level of
>semantic classification for the Genitive which they call "a traditional
>classification of species" (Waltke/O'Connor BH Syntax 9.4.b p141). But they
>go ahead and do it even though you get the feeling that they know better.
>
>The move from syntax categories like adnominal genitives to semantic
>categories like genitive of authorship (9.5.1.c) is precisely the kind of
>move that has in the last decade produced several Greek grammars of dubious
>merit.
>
>D.Blakemore* at the end of her chapter on "Enrichment" raises the issue of
>the semantic properties of the genitive in a way which suggests that what
>Waltke/O'Connor call "a traditional classification of species" is in fact
>something to be embarrassed about.

HH: So what does she say that throws these categories into doubt?





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