NOT operator in Morph Query Builder

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Clint Cozier | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Feb 27 2017 7:24 AM

There has been some conversation about whether the Morph Query Builder needs a NOT operator, which is currently lacking. Today I am working on Matt 6:9a:

Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν ⸂τοῖς οὐρανοῖς⸃·

I would love to look for parallels where an attributive article is used to modify an anarthrous noun....with without being able to specify no article preceeding the initial noun, I can't build the query. There is a way around this (two additional words to the left of Πάτερ with every part of speech selected except article), but that's a real kludge IMO. To pick up the substantive function of the article, you would need two additional words on the right, again specifying every part of speech except noun (and perhaps particple?). A simple NOT makes all this much easier. HI HO, HI HO, appartently  it's off to Bibleworks (or Accordance) I go.

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Thomas Ball | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 27 2017 2:18 PM

Hi Clint,

I'm looking into this. Thanks for posting.

 

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Mike Aubrey | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 27 2017 4:29 PM

Hi Clint,

The "simple" solution is to build a syntax search. If you use the Cascadia Syntax Graphs, the search would look like this:

For what it's worth, I copied the same search to the Cascadia Syntax Graphs for the Septuagint Deuterocanon & Apocrypha and got another 240 hits:

I hope that's worth something.

I've share the Syntax Search Document to the Logos Syntax Searching Faithlife Group here:

Faithlife Group Post: Anarthrous Noun + Attributive Article

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 27 2017 4:31 PM

Clint Cozier:
attributive article is used to modify an anarthrous noun....with without being able to specify no article preceeding the initial noun,

You can use Exists to specify with/without e.g.

The Agree on Mood normally won't work, but it allows any article to be present OR not when combined with NOT exists.

Results include your passage but it will require modification to more closely match your requirements (or a Syntax Search!).

Dave
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