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by Alan Bunning
September 12th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Scribes don’t augment right
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Scribes don’t augment right

It might be interesting to see some examples of missing augments, especially if they are pretonic. I will try to remember to keep a list of them as I come across them while I am morphologically parsing the texts. I don't remember seeing very many of them, but just enough to raise a flag with me. So...
by Alan Bunning
September 11th, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Scribes don’t augment right
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Scribes don’t augment right

Without checking I don't know for sure, but I'd expect that the majority of unaugmented verbs in Perseus are in poetry, particularly since Perseus is heavily weighted toward the Classical period. "Both the syllabic and temporal augment are frequently omitted in metrical inscriptures of all periods ...
by Alan Bunning
September 10th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Scribes don’t augment right
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Scribes don’t augment right

I have noticed a lot of words where the scribe leaves off the augment when it should have been present according to the normal rules of conjugation (and sometimes even puts augments on words where it doesn’t belong). Perseus has a lot of such forms labelled as “unaugmented”. Is there a pattern or ce...
by Alan Bunning
September 6th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Legitimate word forms?
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: Legitimate word forms?

None of the thousands of textσ with millions of words online at TLG has μετοξύ. It does not appear to be a form recognized by editors. I am wondering if the editors altered the word to fit the norms, or if it didn't exist in those texts. The word does show up in a number of other texts if you googl...
by Alan Bunning
September 6th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Legitimate word forms?
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: Legitimate word forms?

Stephen Carlson wrote:
September 6th, 2018, 9:18 am
Yep, it’s in my LSJM.
Thanks for checking.
by Alan Bunning
September 5th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Legitimate word forms?
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: Legitimate word forms?

LSJ actually has an entry for μετοξύ. Here it is: μετοξύ, A v. μεταξύ. Make of it what you will. That's interesting. I could not get it to come up on Perseus. So I looked at what I thought was a PDF of LSJ, and it wasn't in there. Turns out I must have an earlier LS (no J) version. So is there a on...
by Alan Bunning
September 5th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Legitimate word forms?
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: Legitimate word forms?

Guys, let's not get into too much of a text criticism discussion here. Alan, while you have a point, there are other explanations. It's possible that the mistakes took place in an early exemplar, and that the scribe(s) copying simply felt they didn't have sufficient authority to make corrections, p...
by Alan Bunning
September 5th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Legitimate word forms?
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: Legitimate word forms?

See Midland American English on wikipedia, under phonology. Sounds in a language are never isolated but part of a system. By the way, squaRsh is mentioned along with waRsh and WaRshington. Well, I am guessing the analysis of that in writing would look just like what I am seeing. I am not sure that ...
by Alan Bunning
September 5th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Legitimate word forms?
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: Legitimate word forms?

They must then be set up into a phonological system that makes sense within the system and it should be related to the development of the parallel dialectical systems within the history of language. Why does it need to be a system? For example, there are a lot of people here in the Midwest that “wo...
by Alan Bunning
September 4th, 2018, 11:26 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Legitimate word forms?
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: Legitimate word forms?

I doubt your doubts, because multiple scribes wrote them and did not correct their “mistakes”, and in most cases, neither did any of the many subsequent hands which also did not bother to “correct” them. I'm concerned that this may be reading too much into scribes and later hands not correcting "mi...