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moonryul
10-11-2005, 11:00 AM
When I want to search for a verb by using
the Morphology Assistant, I am forced to
specify the ASPECT of the verb.

But I would like to say "any" for ASPECT, to
find verbs with any aspect. But it seems that
the Morphology Assistant does not allow it.

Is there any way around this limitation?

Moon Jung

Shane Waters
10-11-2005, 02:15 PM
What BibleWorks Version are you using?

moonryul
10-11-2005, 06:57 PM
I am using Bibleworks 6. The question has to do with
Hebrew.

I also tried entering a query in the form of LEMMA@CODE using the Command Line. When I
typed MSL@vq, the morphology menu for the
aspect of the verb popped up, and there is
no ? among the menu items, so I have to specify
a particular aspect or *. * means that I do not want
to specify anything after "vq".

Of course, I can specify each one of the nine "aspects", that is, perfect, imperfect, imperative, infinite construct,
infinite absolute, participle, passive participle, waw
consec imperfect, waw consec perfect.

But it seems silly to do that, because I often want to
search for verb instances regardless of the "aspect".

Moon Jung

Mark Eddy
10-12-2005, 12:01 PM
I also tried entering a query in the form of LEMMA@CODE using the Command Line. When I typed MSL@vq, the morphology menu for the aspect of the verb popped up, and there is no ? among the menu items, so I have to specify a particular aspect or *. * means that I do not want to specify anything after "vq".
You can't use "?" in this place, because the options for the next place differ, depenting on which choice you make for "aspect." For example, if you choose "p" (perfect), the next place would be to chose "person", but if you choose "P" for aspect (participle), your next choice would be to choose "gender." If you could choose "?" for aspect, BW wouldn't be able to check for both gender and person in the next place of the morphology.

Of course, I can specify each one of the nine "aspects", that is, perfect, imperfect, imperative, infinite construct,
infinite absolute, participle, passive participle, waw
consec imperfect, waw consec perfect.
This is where you should use the wildcard "*". * will allow you to see a list of all verses that contain the verb in whatever aspects it occurs. If this is really a problem (to have to choose all aspects or only one aspect), you might want to make a suggestion for future releases of BW (see the thread: Ideas for future development (http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68)), so that there could be a choice between, say all finite verbs (on the one hand) and infinitives and participles (on the other). Would that help you?

But it seems silly to do that, because I often want to
search for verb instances regardless of the "aspect".
That's why you use * instead of just ?.
Have I made myself clear?
Mark Eddy

Joe Fleener
10-12-2005, 12:17 PM
I also tried entering a query in the form of LEMMA@CODE using the Command Line. When I
typed MSL@vq, the morphology menu for the
aspect of the verb popped up, and there is
no ? among the menu items, so I have to specify
a particular aspect or *. * means that I do not want
to specify anything after "vq".


Moon Jung

On the command line type the following:

.*@vq

After the 'q' hit your 'ESC' button. Notice the morphology menu goes away. Now type a '?,' notice the morphology menu returns. - continue as desired.

Michael Hanel
10-12-2005, 12:22 PM
Genius. you made me feel dumb cuz i myself didn't know about that one. That is great. Although as Mark said, that would still not solve the problem that you're not going to be able to search for participles for instance would it? because if you hit esc, put a question mark, the next set of options assumes you've hit perfect or something. In order to continue to allow it to search for participles and such hit esc again and type in * and that should search all verb forms. I guess it depends on what it is you want specifically.

Joe Fleener
10-12-2005, 12:25 PM
No need to feel dumb. I learn stuff on here all the time! :)