Primary and secondary grammar classes teach that a transitive clause is a clause with an object: Rachel shattered […]
Category Archive: Voice
My audience didn’t do a particularly good job participating in the beginning quiz. Next time I’ll need to find some additional incentives.
In preparing for the SEBTS conference, Linguistics and New Testament Greek: Key Issues in the Current Debate, I […]
A few days ago, the Classics Blog, Sententiae Antiquae, had a lovely piece on how language, grammar, and gender often intersect.
A man marries, a woman gets married, but what about divorce & adultery?
Rachel Aubrey investigates.
Languages often have multiple means of communicating the same thing. Lexical inventories overlap; grammatical forms might share related functions.
What reasons are there for a Greek speaker to use a reflexive pronoun with a verb rather than the middle voice?
It is also no accident that the types of meanings expressed by γίνομαι and εἰμί, one with middle morphology and the other with active morphology correspond effectively one-to-one with the general preferences for other non-linking and low frequency verbs.
“If we go even further back and examine the oldest stages of the Indo-European language, it emerges that […]
If you’ve ever encountered some weird looking forms perhaps tagged as perfects perhaps tagged as something else that […]
I’m on a blogging roll! Hopefully I’ll have a journal article written by the end of it! Come […]