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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Oct 26 2019 6:48 PM

Without any documentation on the interlinear/reverse-interlinear and without a standard linguist definition, I find myself looking at "root" and wondering precisely what FL expects me to make of it.

My go to for linguistic definitions says:

Root


Definition

MORPHOLOGY: a term which is not uniquely defined. Some linguists consider the root to be the basic free morpheme in a derived form.

Jan Don, Generative Linguistics Lexicon (SIL International, 1996).

So I really need to know what Logos thinks it is showing me.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 14 2019 11:02 PM

Bumping along

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Philana R. Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 15 2019 11:31 AM

MJ. Smith:

Without any documentation on the interlinear/reverse-interlinear and without a standard linguist definition, I find myself looking at "root" and wondering precisely what FL expects me to make of it.

My go to for linguistic definitions says:

Root


Definition

MORPHOLOGY: a term which is not uniquely defined. Some linguists consider the root to be the basic free morpheme in a derived form.

Jan Don, Generative Linguistics Lexicon (SIL International, 1996).

So I really need to know what Logos thinks it is showing me.

Does this clarify things:

Root — The basic or simple form of the selected word from a linguistical perspective. This may coincidentally be the same as the lemma, or may be a more primitive form. Compound words will list several roots, one for each part of the compound.

Logos Help (Bellingham, WA, 2009).

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 15 2019 11:47 AM

Philana R. Crouch:

Does this clarify things:

Root — The basic or simple form of the selected word from a linguistical perspective.

With a chuckle, yes that clarifies things ... given that from a linguistical perspective the term "is not uniquely defined". I'll add it to my Humpty Dumpty Logos technical term list.

For those lacking a Humpty Dumpty list:

: Lewis Carroll (1832–98)
QUOTATION: “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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