That moment when you read in BDAG (and BAGD, too) that σκοτίζω’s middle form has the function of: […]
Category Archive: Voice
That moment when you read in BDAG that κοιμάω is: in our lit. only in pass. and w. act. […]
Transitivity plays a central role in all voice usage, not only in the contrast between active and middle, but also within the usage of the middle voice itself. Understanding that range is important for discerning the meaning of a given verb in the middle voice when reading the biblical text or other contemporary Koine Greek literature.
Ἐργάζομαι is a bit of a difficult verb to deal with in terms of voice. It’s perhaps the only verb that causes problems (at least at face value) after the rejection of deponency as a valid category for the Greek Voice System. Rutgar Allan categorizes it as an indirect middle (Allan 200, 54). That has always seemed a bit forced. But perhaps there’s some credence to it.
While some bloggers announce every single issue of RBL as it is released, I try to only mention […]
I was looking over Wallace’s discussion of deponency this morning, primarily curious about who he cites in his […]
“If we go even further back and examine the oldest stages of the Indo-European language, it emerges that […]
To understand how Allan and Kemmer deal with the question of polysemy, we need to move to a […]
Buist Fanning’s review of The Linguist as Pedagogue: Trends in the Teaching and Linguistic Analysis of the Greek […]
One of the questions put forward to the panel in the discussion was on the lack of comment […]