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  1. Hi, I am very much enjoying the power of the HMT Hebrew Syntax search via the Hebrew Construct dialog. One challenge I have come across, however, is in cases where I want to find a phrase based on two different criteria at two different depths. For example: I would like to search for Predicate Phrases which contain a Verb and NullComplement in the very first level below the P node, and which do not have any relative particle anywhere at any depth within the nodes under the P node. For this, I need to set "Depth=0" in the Phrase node when searching for the Verb and NullComplement, but at the same time I need to set "Depth = infinity" when specifying that I don't want the relative particle. Yet, as far as I can tell, I can only set one value for Depth for the entire phrase item in the Hebrew Construct. Is there any way around this? I've enclosed a screenshot of the query I am running. In the screenshot, the "Predicate Phrase" node is set to Depth = 0, which is correct for the Verb + NullComplement search. However, at the same time, I want to have the "NOT particle relative" applied to any depth within that same Predicate Phrase. Is there any way to do this? Sincerely, Avi Shmidman
  2. One more question for today about HMT Hebrew Syntax searching: The "Agree" function is one of the very best parts of Accordance's Hebrew Construct search dialog. Even before the syntax module was added, this function allowed us to find verses which reuse the same lexeme multiple times. Of course, when performing that sort of query, usually what we want is to find cases where those lexemes are used repetitively in the space of a single syntactical unit. This type of query is possible by leveraging the Agree feature together with the syntax module, since we can specify that the multiple agreeing lexemes must occur within one specific Phrase unit. However, one problem that I've come up against is when the agreement must occur between one item which is within an overarching phrase, and another item which is within a subphrase. I've enclosed a screenshot demonstrating this type of query. In the screenshot, I search for a Phrase which contains a preposition, and which also has an Appositive Phrase with a preposition. What I want to do is to specify that those two prepositions should have Lexical Agreement. That is, I want to put in an Agree node with one leg on the Particle Preposition in the rightmost column, and the second leg on the Particle Preposition in the second column. However, while the interface allows me to put an Agree node into the middle Appositive Phrase area, it doesn't let me extend the legs outside of the Appositive Phrase area. (The Agree node appears in the screenshot, but not as desired, due to this limitation). The point of the query is to find cases where a preposition is repeated in apposition, such as Gen 47:29, which states: ויקרא לבנו ליוסף Sincerely, Avi Shmidman Bar-Ilan University
  3. Kevin Grasso

    Verb Alternations

    Hi all, I am new to Accordance, and I am hoping to use it on a search I would like to perform on the Biblical Hebrew syntax database. I am trying to find all of the verbs that have "argument alternations". Here is an example from English: "Jim is eating" "Jim is eating apples" Essentially, I need to specify something like the following: all verbs with an optional complement. Does anyone know the best way to do this? What would be ideal for my purposes is if Accordance could spit me out a list of roots with these alternations. That seems like a lot to ask for, but it would be nice if it could be done. It would also be great to find all verbs that alternate between prepositions in their complements, e.g. האמין ב\ל, and all verbs that alternate between one and two objects. I don't know how this would be done, since it seems like all of these would simply be labelled "complement". Finally, I guess this is a question for Robert Holmstedt, but does anyone know the method for distinguishing between complements and adjuncts? I know this is a debatable topic in general linguistics, but I am just wondering why, for example, בגוים is treated as a complement rather than an adjunct in Psalm 110:6 when every other occurrence of דין has a DO marked with את (or unmarked). In English, you can see the difference in "He will judge the nations" vs. "?He will judge among the nations" (latter sentence sounds funny in English, but you get the point). Sorry for all the questions, and thanks in advance for the help! Kevin
  4. I am trying to search for all the occurrences of the infinitive construct + ל where it has a nominal function in the Hebrew Bible. Here are two examples of this usage from Joün-Muraoka's A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew § 124b: וְאִם רַע בְּעֵינֵיכֶם לַעֲבֹד אֶת־יְהוָה (Josh 24:15); וְעָלַי לָתֶת לְךָ (Sam 18:11). I am having trouble replicating this phenomenon. Any suggestions? Regards, Ryan
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