Paradigms lookup

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Francis | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Feb 23 2015 2:02 AM

I have a number of grammatical resources that have conjugations, paradigms, declensions, etc. When reading in original languages and wanting a refresher (example: how does the future passive of Greek "liquid" verbs go already?) it would be nice to be able to right-click and when choosing the morphology of the word on the right, have as an option on the left to open a paradigm tool that locates the instance within its corresponding paradigm table. The noun, verb, adjective etc would not need to be the same as the one from which the search was started, but obviously of the same class (e.g., first, second or third declensions for Greek nouns, I-vaw verbs for Hebrew etc).

That would be a great tool, I think for both Hebrew and Greek and a great way to review on the go paradigms that are fading away from memory or being confused with other ones. Obviously the idea described here is quite different from the morphological charts. 

When I right-click around here:

I'd like to see (via a link on the left) something like this:

First Aorist Active Indicative:

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EastTN | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 23 2015 7:39 AM

Yes

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Tim Finlay | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 28 2015 9:06 AM

Francis, this would be a nice feature but it would require more morphological tagging than is presently done. Nouns would have to be tagged with their declension, and even their declension sub-type for third declension nouns. Hebrew verbs would need to be tagged with coding such as "pe-nun," "geminate" "lamed-aleph" etc. In fact, many Hebrew verbs would need to be tagged with two of these fields. Personally, I think that this would be extremely helpful,

Tim.

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 28 2015 9:33 AM

Tim Finlay:

Francis, this would be a nice feature but it would require more morphological tagging than is presently done. Nouns would have to be tagged with their declension, and even their declension sub-type for third declension nouns. Hebrew verbs would need to be tagged with coding such as "pe-nun," "geminate" "lamed-aleph" etc. In fact, many Hebrew verbs would need to be tagged with two of these fields. Personally, I think that this would be extremely helpful,

Tim.

It seems to me that the simplest answer is to invest a little time and review the paradigms and learn what happens when certain letters fall in certain positions in a word.  Yes, I occasionally mouse-over to check some word, but those are generally the more difficult ones, the unusual ones.  I remember one word that appears to be  feminine when a masculine is to be expected—the answer was that it's in pause.

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יְמֵי־שְׁנוֹתֵינוּ בָהֶם שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה וְאִם בִּגְבוּרֹת שְׁמוֹנִים שָׁנָה וְרָהְבָּם עָמָל וָאָוֶן

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