Thursday, April 30, 2015

Who's on first?

Preposing is normally performed on an entire clause-level constituent. When the constituent involved is a compound phrase, there are several preposing options. In most cases the entire phrase is preposed, even when it is a long coordinated chain.— Word Order in the Biblical Hebrew Finite Clause, page 67

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This is in contrast to Koiné Greek, where in a long phrase only one-two elements are preposed
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