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    Default Syntactical Searches in Qumran Hebrew Texts?

    I want to list all verbs in the following forms in an specific corpus (such as the War Scroll or Damascus Document). I know the formulas to do this in Biblical Hebrew, but they do not work in Qumran Hebrew. Can anybody tell me how to do this?

    1.*@v?p*
    2.*@v?q*
    3.*@v?w*

    Thanks,

    Richard

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    Why do you include the question marks? If you want all the qal verbs in QSM, search for .*@vq*
    Piels would be .*@vp* Hithpaels would be .*@vw*
    Mark Eddy

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    Default Re:

    Sorry I did not explain. The following formulas work only in Biblical Hebrew. My question is what formulas I can use to get similar results within the corpora of Qumran Hebrew.

    1.*@v?p* (= any verb, any conjugation (Qal, Piel, etc.) and perfect forms)
    2.*@v?q* (= any verb, any conjugation (Qal, Piel, etc.) and waw consecutive perfect forms)
    3.*@v?w* (= any verb, any conjugation (Qal, Piel, etc.) and waw consecutive imperfect forms)

    Thanks,



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    The searches in the QSM work the same way as they do in the WTM (with the exception of certain supplemental tags). What is different is that the Morphology Helper popup does not appear with the QSM. The same codes are used in the QSM as in the WTM.

    You can also use these same codes in the Word List Manager to search for the word forms that you specified, as well. (Do not use a period in front of the codes when searching in the Word List Manager.)

    Blessings,
    Glenn
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    The same codes that work in WTM do not wok in QSM. When I try it, I get the message "invalid reference".
    I simply want to know if Bibleworks is able to perform the specific searches below in QSM in the same way it does in WTM.

    I want to know how many times the following verbal forms occur in an specific corpus in Qumran Hebrew.

    1.*@v?p* (= any verb, any conjugation (Qal, Piel, etc.) and perfect forms)
    2.*@v?q* (= any verb, any conjugation (Qal, Piel, etc.) and waw consecutive perfect forms)
    3.*@v?w* (= any verb, any conjugation (Qal, Piel, etc.) and waw consecutive imperfect forms)


    Can anybody answer my question? If BW is able to perform these in QSM as well, please provide the codes. Thanks.

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    Hi mudum,

    The coding system for the QSM is the same as the WTM, so the same codes should work. A few things to check are as follows:

    --are you using the QSM, not the QST? (The QSM is the morphology version, while the QST is the text version. Searching for morph codes on the text version will not work.)

    --did you place a period before the word in your search? If not, then the search will think that you are trying to display a verse reference, and will yield a message to the effect that it is an "invalid reference".

    Some of the searches that work for me include:

    .*@vqp* (to find all the qal perfect verbs)
    .*@v?p* (to find all the perfect forms)

    I assume that you are using BibleWorks 9.

    Blessings,
    Glenn
    Glenn Weaver

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