Textkit Logo

Kai in lists

Are you learning New Testament Greek with Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek? Here's where you can meet other learners using this textbook. Use this board to ask questions and post your work for feedback. Use this forum too to discuss all things Koine, LXX & New Testament Greek including grammar, syntax, textbook talk and more.

Kai in lists

Postby Geoff » Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:58 pm

In greek syntax does the "kai" have to be present between each noun in a list or can it be as in english?

Fruit, bread, and meat

or

fruit (kai) bread (kai) meat
User avatar
Geoff
Textkit Fan
 
Posts: 345
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:30 pm

Postby klewlis » Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:42 pm

The kai is usually there but I'm sure I've seen it omitted (though I can't think of specific references just now!).
User avatar
klewlis
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 1533
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:48 pm
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Postby Kopio » Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:46 am

Most of what I've seen is either with KAI's or without, usually not a combo of the two (as your example had)

Bullinger (whose Figures of Speech is a boon) pg. 137 calls these asundeton ("no-ands") and polysyndeton ("many-ands")

Of course, I speak primarily from a Biblical Greek perspective....there's a whole lot of Koine out there I haven't read.

Hope this helps.
User avatar
Kopio
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 785
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:56 pm
Location: Boise, ID

Postby kalowski » Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:02 pm

Thank you, whither, for your valuable contribution.
phpbb
kalowski
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:33 am

Postby Kopio » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:58 pm

I deleted it and I think we are going to kick him from the site.
User avatar
Kopio
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 785
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:56 pm
Location: Boise, ID

Postby Skylax » Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:20 pm

Kopio wrote:Of course, I speak primarily from a Biblical Greek perspective....there's a whole lot of Koine out there I haven't read.

Hope this helps.


This the normal usage in Ancient Greek.
User avatar
Skylax
Textkit Enthusiast
 
Posts: 672
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:18 am
Location: Belgium


Return to Koine Greek And Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests