Basic Searches to Include the Plural

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Shawn Nichols | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jun 25 2016 1:41 PM

My understanding is that a simple word search in Logos should return all forms of that word. Mine does not. Using the Bible search tool, I am looking in all passages in "King James Version" (KJV 1900). The search for "angel" returns a much more limited result than the search for "angels." Am I missing something?

As an example:

On my PC or Mac (both have the same result):
"angel" = 3 results in Psalms
"angels" = 8 results in Psalm
"angel*" = shows all 11

I know I can use the asterisk (*) but should that be necessary? Further, KJV endings are particularly difficult in Logos as "make" and "maketh" are considered two separate words while searching that English version.

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Justin Gatlin | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 25 2016 2:00 PM

It is an option you can toggle on and off.

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Shawn Nichols | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 25 2016 2:22 PM

Thank you Justin. That worked for me.

Anything to help the King James ism's? (i.e. make/maketh)

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 25 2016 3:02 PM

Shawn Nichols:
Anything to help the King James ism's? (i.e. make/maketh)

"Match all word forms" uses an algorithmn that was designed for modern English word stems.

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Justin Gatlin | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 25 2016 3:26 PM

I would create a collection including just the KJV and the NKJV and search that for the word "make." Verses that say "maketh" (like Exodus 4:11) will show up because of the hit in the NKJV, but will be written in your top Bible (presumably the KJV, if searching for archaic endings is a priority). "Top Bibles" will have more false positives and this might miss a few with some words (although it doesn't with maketh).

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 25 2016 3:55 PM

Search the KJV for make*

You can't avoid being explicit e.g.  say, saith    --> use commas as this makes a list of words that are OR'd

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Shawn Nichols | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 25 2016 4:54 PM

Thanks guys. It gives me something to work with. Appreciate it.

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