TIP: When Logos Can't Find an OL Form

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DMB | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jul 13 2021 10:47 AM

Not for most forumites ...

The nice thing about the Logos right-click menu, is the quick lookup of a lemma, presuming you have a lexicon. Even better ... a mouseover popup.

And if it's a form without the underlying tagged lemma, and you have an analytic lexicon, you're also in luck.  Very handy with monographs.

But if you're missing the right analytical lexicon, you then have to start looking at in-context examples. Not fun.

But ... there's another choice. Some lexicons include forms ...  just not indexed by Logos.

And this happened with the Peshitta. Logos has an analytical lexicon for syriac .... however, it's based on the NT only. In the OT, forms-lookup become sparce. But if you do a lexicon basic-search on an unknown OT form ... bingo ... Smith's Compendious Syriac has it, under the appropriate lemma.

Ergo, search the lexicons when you're at wit's end.

Of course, the quick way is to create a collection of lexicons for right-click use.

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Beloved Amodeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 14 2021 10:27 AM

DMB:
Of course, the quick way is to create a collection of lexicons for right-click use.
How is this quick? Wouldn't you have to bring up a search for the selection anyway?

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 14 2021 2:17 PM

Of course. But absent a collection, good luck (at least with a larger library). Maybe instead of 'quick', 'speedier'.

Plus, after writing this tip, I did one better (for me). I put a fixed search panel next to my analytics in my reference layout-window, that 'perminently' uses my lexicon collection. Now, just a copy/paste.

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Beloved Amodeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 14 2021 3:07 PM

DMB:
I put a fixed search panel next to my analytics in my reference layout-window, that 'perminently' uses my lexicon collection. Now, just a copy/paste.
Good one.

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

International Standard Version. (2011). (Lk 2:52). Yorba Linda, CA: ISV Foundation.

MacBook Pro macOS Big Sur 11.4

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