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VictoriousMaximus71
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Hi,

 

I am quite new to accordance, and was trying to figure out a way to search for all substantives. 

 

In addition to nouns, I also wanted to find all substantival adjectives, substantival infinitives, substantival participles, and any other substantive. 

 

Is there a search query or tag I could use to find all substantives?

 

Thanks,

 

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You put this within the "syntax module" section. Are you wondering how to do this with the syntax module? Or with a regular morphological tagging search?

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I was thinking within the syntax module. But if its easier with "regular morphological tagging search", I'd be keen to find out how too?

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Marco will probably have to chime in on this one. I don't think I know how to determine it is substantival alone from the syntax module (or morph).

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It should be possible to find most by searching for a subject or complement and inserting an adjective and/or infinitive with each, like this:

 

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I was also thinking of something like that. Still, it will have to be shifted through. 

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Sifted for what? Aside from the stray error (which is why any serious user should always actually read the search results of *any* database), the results will only be adjectives used as subjects. That is the very definition of "substantival"-- a non-noun used as a noun. The same search for complements will work also.

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Sifted for what? Aside from the stray error (which is why any serious user should always actually read the search results of *any* database), the results will only be adjectives used as subjects. That is the very definition of "substantival"-- a non-noun used as a noun. The same search for complements will work also.

 

The subjects should be good, but I think you would have to filter out the complements of ειμι, [null], etc., which are predicate adjectives. I just realized I don't actually have the Greek syntax module so I am not sure exactly how these are tagged. In the Hebrew DB, however, וַיִּהְיוּ שְׁנֵיהֶם עֲרוּמִּים (Gen 2:15) is a hit on simply complement+adjective.

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Ok, yes, the comps are trickier. I was thinking too much about subjects. And I don't think there is a simple way to find substantival adjectives used as complements, unless you restrict it by using the article in front of the adjective, which is then not simply a predicate adjective.

 

-- Just checked and putting the article in front of (WITHIN=1) the complement=adjective seems to work pretty well.

 

And, of course, I have no idea how the Greek database deals with these.

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Thanks for clarifying Peter.

 

I was just pointing out the need to do that still. That is all. :) 

 

The Article will definitely help.

 

Marco?

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Marco hears just now. Sorry, I was ill a few days. For now, I wish you a happy Easter. Then I'll get back.

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