Alternate spelling or homonym?

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Re: Alternate spelling or homonym?

Post by Alan Bunning » June 12th, 2016, 11:18 pm

Stephen Hughes wrote:Have you found cases where the middle-passive infinitive in -εσθαι replaces/is replaced by the second person indicative/imperative -εσθε, and both could make sense?
I have not gotten that far yet, but will take note of it if I find it.
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Re: Alternate spelling or homonym?

Post by Stephen Hughes » June 12th, 2016, 11:30 pm

I expect that if there is a significant change in spelling, then the syntax will change too, but if it is just an orthographical variation, then there will be no change. Something like:

Πορεύεσθε ἀπ’ ἐμοῦ πέρδεσθαι. vs. Πορεύεσθε ἕως ἔξω τῆς οἰκίας καὶ πέρδεσθε. :roll:
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Re: Alternate spelling or homonym?

Post by Stephen Hughes » June 13th, 2016, 1:12 am

How does your algorithm tell the difference between τις and τίς?

τίς οὐρήσας οὐκ ἐξέπλυνεν; seems the same as τις οὐρήσας οὐκ ἐξέπλυνεν. except that one is in dialogue (what a mother might call out) and the other is in description / narrative.

I'm assuming that the data you are using is not marked for which sections of the text are dialogue and which are description / narrative, so how do you tell those apart?
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Re: Alternate spelling or homonym?

Post by Alan Bunning » June 13th, 2016, 7:27 am

Stephen Hughes wrote:How does your algorithm tell the difference between τις and τίς?

τίς οὐρήσας οὐκ ἐξέπλυνεν; seems the same as τις οὐρήσας οὐκ ἐξέπλυνεν. except that one is in dialogue (what a mother might call out) and the other is in description / narrative.

I'm assuming that the data you are using is not marked for which sections of the text are dialogue and which are description / narrative, so how do you tell those apart?
I followed other's parsings where ever possible, and the rest I had to do those by hand on a case by case basis. There was a considerable number of them to do and in some cases it was a judgement call.
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