bjnoonan Posted July 15, 2021 Share Posted July 15, 2021 The standard Hebrew reference grammars say that two similar-sense (but non-cognate) nouns in a construct chain can function like a superlative/elative (e.g., GKC §133i; Joüon §141n; IBHS §14.5b). I'd like to search for examples of this beyond what are listed in the reference grammar, but it's (practically) impossible to look through all the construct chains that occur in the Hebrew Bible and identify ones formed from two similar-sense nouns. To search for this type of construct I thought of using the Andersen-Forbes Morphology & Syntax Database: because this database tags many words with a semantics category, in theory you could search for two nouns in construct that agree with each other on their Semantics tag. However, it doesn't appear that you can specify agreement for the Semantics tag. Am I missing something, or is this an option that should be added to the AGREE box in Accordance? If it's not currently available, does anyone have any suggestions on how to go about this search? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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