Logos 9 Bible Word Study Guide Lemma Section Shows Incorrect Principal Parts

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jwj | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Oct 31 2020 3:58 PM

When the Bible Word Study Guide displays, the "Lemma" section appears to list the principal parts (tense forms) of the verb. In a spot check of several lemmas, it seems that the last principal part, which should list an aorist passive form, lists instead the aorist active. (See screen shot)

λύω, πιστεύω, λαμβάνω, for instance, all show this way, with the aorist active form in place of the aorist passive.

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Rick Brannan (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2020 11:48 AM

The principal parts data is based on an analysis of the corpora that Logos has tagged as well as the entirety of Perseus data. In more cases than one would think, the proper form is not witnessed so IIRC we fell back to a 2nd or 3rd person form if it was extant.

In other places the Perseus data is simply ambiguous and may annotate an instance multiple ways; my guess is that this particular issue is evidence of that.

Thanks for the report, we'll create a case to look further into this.

Rick Brannan
Data Wrangler, Faithlife
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