Lorinda H. M. Hoover Posted January 10, 2015 Share Posted January 10, 2015 So the number of optatives in today's reading got me curious. I remember being taught in Greek class that it wasn't worthy worrying about learning the conjugations because they were so rare. I decided I wanted to compare the frequency of the use of optatives. At first, I thought I could use Research to do so, but Research doesn't support grammatical tag searches. Instead, I set up a workspace with tabs for the various Greek texts I have (GNT, LXX, LXX parallels, and Apostolic Fathers). In the GNT tab, I set up the search [VERB optative] and then used the LInk command in the remaining tabs. The optative is far more common in the LXX than the GNT! I've attached a couple of screen shots of my finds: 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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