One of the most recent podcast of Lexicon Valley covered the origins and various uses of double negatives. You can listen to it here: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble.
But it reminded me of a new feature in Logos you might like to know about. My friend (and recent contributor to the Scholars in Press series) Jimmy Parks has compiled a list of "must-have" grammatical searches that are easy to access through the new tool titled "Greek Grammatical Constructions". And yes, you guessed it: double negatives are one of them.
The pre-programmed searches will be added to as time goes on, but for now, here's what we've got (if you have other ideas, feel free to share in the comments below):
- Granville Sharp's First Rule
- Colwell's Rule
- First Class Conditional Statements
- Second Class Conditional Statements
- Third Class Conditional Statements
- Fourth Class Conditional Statements
- Historical Present
- Genitive Absolute
- Asyndeton (clause level)
- Articular Infinitives
- Emphatic Negation
And here's a couple screen shots of the tool in action: