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  1. #1
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    Nov 2009

    Question Syntactic searches possible?

    I wonder if anyone knows if it is possible to make syntactic searches in BW 5.

    The kind of searches I'd like to make pertain to word-order in biblical Hebrew. An example would be something like: 'sentences with a finite verb where the object occurs before the subject with a resumptive pronoun'

    I can't see how this can be done in the morphology assistant. are there even any tags to subjects and objects?

    Any takers on how to do that?
    Last edited by JonahGold; 11-06-2009 at 08:58 AM.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2004


    Jonah, syntax searches are not possible as such in BibleWorks because it does not have a tagged Syntax version. It operates with tagged morphological versions. For instance in Greek, you cannot search for a direct object, but you can search for words in the accusative case.
    Michael Hanel
    PhD candidate Classics Univ. of Cincinnati
    MDiv Concordia Seminary
    MA Classics Washington University
    Unofficial BibleWorks Blog

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