Searching for a Greek Text on Greek Suffixes and Word Forms

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Searching for a Greek Text on Greek Suffixes and Word Forms

Postby Mike Baber » May 8th, 2014, 2:58 pm

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

Perhaps half a year ago, I was browsing the Internet doing some study on Greek suffixes and word forms. I came across a very good text which seemed to be written in the 20th century. Basically, the book had sections on suffixes, such as say, -ισμος, -σις, and it described the meaning of the suffixes. Anyway, I've not been fortunate enough to find it again; I should have saved it to my Favorites, but for some reason I had not. If someone knows of any Greek texts that talk about Greek word forms and suffixes, could you please share so maybe I can find this text again?
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Re: Searching for a Greek Text on Greek Suffixes and Word Fo

Postby cwconrad » May 8th, 2014, 3:42 pm

Mike Baber wrote:Hello ladies and gentlemen,

Perhaps half a year ago, I was browsing the Internet doing some study on Greek suffixes and word forms. I came across a very good text which seemed to be written in the 20th century. Basically, the book had sections on suffixes, such as say, -ισμος, -σις, and it described the meaning of the suffixes. Anyway, I've not been fortunate enough to find it again; I should have saved it to my Favorites, but for some reason I had not. If someone knows of any Greek texts that talk about Greek word forms and suffixes, could you please share so maybe I can find this text again?

I would guess you've probably already consulted the middle section of Smyth's Greek Grammar, §§822-899.
http://perseus.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?c.9:5.NewPerseusMonographs
This has always seemed to me to be an invaluable repertory of the sort of information you're talking about.
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ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΑΡΧΑΙΑΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗΣ is in Greek for you

Postby Stephen Hughes » May 10th, 2014, 12:38 pm

Mike Baber wrote:If someone knows of any Greek texts that talk about Greek word forms and suffixes, could you please share ...

Try chapter 34 of this one:
ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΑΡΧΑΙΑΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗΣ[/quote]
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Re: Searching for a Greek Text on Greek Suffixes and Word Fo

Postby Evan Blackmore » May 17th, 2014, 5:40 pm

The most comprehensive and wide-ranging treatment of Greek suffixes etc. known to me is in vol. 1 of Eduard Schwyzer's Griechische Grammatik (Munich: C. H. Beck); I have the 6th edition, 1990, though I don't know whether that's the most recent edition.

You might possibly have come across that on the Internet, as a Google search reveals that there are websites purporting to offer it as a free pdf, but I'd be doubtful of their legality. (The printed hardback costs a sizeable proportion of one's lifeblood.)

There's an older (1890s) German treatment of the subject in the Kühner-Blass Grammatik, which is readily available on many websites. It's similar to Smyth but fuller.

Someone's eye might be caught by the title of Lavergne's Diagnose des suffixes du Nouveau Testament (Paris: Lecoffre, 1977), but that's essentially a tabulation, not a work of grammatical analysis.
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