Question:

Do any of you actually read posts such as the one I wrote below?

I’m curious.

And I’m cynical about the number of people who A) care and B) can follow them.

So really, do you read them?

19 thoughts on “Question:

  1. Is that why we write blogs? Hey, thanks for stopping by mine and reminding me about Legos, which I also played with when I was 10, one of the reasons my wife and I had kids.

  2. Yeah, I read them all, but as Nick said, I’m not smart enough to be able to add anything to the discussion😐

  3. I don’t know Greek or even Greek grammar so I don’t read the posts, as much as I would like to. I’m anal retentive and like to get into the details of things so if I knew what you were talking about I would definitely read it.

    I would guess there are some who do.

    And if nothing else I hope it helps you to write these things down and think them through. As far as my little blog goes that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
    Jeff

  4. I skimmed over it and realized I don’t know what you were talking about. The same goes for the other thing where you show that interesting little diagramming or whatever it is of Greek phrases. I’m interested but I just don’t have the ability to understand it at this point.

    For instance the title is “Evidence for the verb phrase doesn’t exist”. I don’t even know what a verb phrase is supposed to be and that it was a disputed matter.

    And then when you said “Notice that the NP subject occurs between the verb and the PP.”
    I thought ‘I wish I could notice because it seems enlightening to Mike.’

    And lastly when I skimmed to the end I thought what is an N-Bar? Is that the diagramming thing Mike does.

    So anyway…

    Bryan

  5. Actually, I only read those posts…I keep an eye on your blog just in case you say something interesting about Greek grammar. I’m weird, I know.

  6. I read every one of your posts completely. A) I do care and can usually grasp what you are talking about. B) once you get to the technical level however I lose the nuance of your arguments. Chances are, if I don’t comment, I don’t know enough about what you are discussing to hazard the discussion. Your previous post was complex enough that I don’t even have an opinion to offer on it. In a bizarre way it motivates me to learn more.

  7. Well, thanks Nathan! I appreciate that. Though I should tell you that much of what I said in the previous post has not made it into traditional Greek studies (unfortunately). These are questions from a perspective of general linguistics. So to learn more about what I’ve been writing would require adding extra reading beyond just Greek grammar books.

  8. Well, I only read some of them, and I don’t understand half the linguistics – just enough to spot what looked like a flaw in the argument in this post. So don’t count on me as you most faithful reader.

  9. Ah, but you actually go through and take the time to read the Greek text when a translation is readily available! Whether you’re not as faithful as I might have though, I still appreciate it.

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