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MGVH
03-16-2009, 03:35 PM
My task: I want to find all the numbers (cardinal and ordinal) in the Gospel of Mark. HERE (http://www.scrollandscreen.com/vids/numbersinmark.wmv) is a 1'40" (1.1Mb) video showing you how to do so using the LouwNida domain fields from the command line. (This works only for BW8.) As you can see, it's really a convenient way for conducting domain searches from the command line. (Thanks to BW's Glenn Weaver for pointing out this trick on this thread (http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16771#poststop).)

Two issues that took me a bit to think about that are particular to this exact search:


As you will see in the video, if you don't turn the Greek Accent-sensitive searching on, there is a confusion between heis (the number) and eis (the preposition). That is, I get all the hits including eis and heis.
When I do turn them on, however, it excludes all the instances of either word. Is there any other way to disambiguate those without turning on accents?
If I turn accents on and use a NOT term (.<60.10-61> !είς), not only does it eliminate all the (h)eis, but it also highlights the word before the number. Is this a bug or a function of the NOT command?

Thanks.