LHI - How accurate are the associated Hebrew Lemmas?

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Bob | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Apr 19 2020 9:07 AM

I've been reading through Genesis in Hebrew using the LHI Lexham Hebrew English Interlinear while displaying the Hebrew Lemmas and lexical values.

How accurate are the LHI Lemmas? Are they almost 100% correct, or are they more of a work in progress? 

A couple times I noticed that the Lemma displayed just didn't look right. Unfortunately I didn't note the particular case. I'll try to remember to come back and update this if I find more examples. And as a Hebrew beginner, my base assumption is that LHI is correct because I am still extremely naive about how Hebrew works. But resources are not perfect either so wanted to get input from others.

Thanks!

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Rick Brannan (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 19 2020 10:08 AM

Hi Bob.

To some degree lemma formation is subjective, but the lemmas in the morphology used by the LHI is fairly established.

How are you determining that "the Lemma displayed just didn't look right"? Different analyses have different criteria for determining lemmas, just like different Hebrew lexicons have different criteria for determining headwords.

We're totally happy to review actual cases so if you remember or run into something, please post about it.

Thanks.

Rick Brannan
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Bob | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 19 2020 1:22 PM

Thank you Rick! That’s exactly the feedback I was hoping to get.

Yes, of course, subjective decisions are to be expected. But your response is very helpful, giving me a base level of confidence when using the LHI.

Bob

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