Good method for abbreviating grammatical terms when parsing?

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Tim Evans
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Good method for abbreviating grammatical terms when parsing?

Post by Tim Evans » July 10th, 2015, 2:21 am

I posted this already, but it disappeared, I am not sure what happened, sorry.

Im looking for wisdom from someone with a little more experience here.

I have noticed that Logos, my Lecturer, other people, other books, and my accordance lexicon all have different shorthand for abbreviating parsing information. I don't really want to have to learn more than one right now. Is someone able to suggest a good method for beginners?

A good example of something that I've seen that is short is this, is this from Mounce (I'm not using that one):

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Re: Good method for abbreviating grammatical terms when pars

Post by Jonathan Robie » July 10th, 2015, 12:27 pm

What do you want to do with the abbreviations - is this just for your own use? Do you generally use a given resource or program that has its own conventions for parse codes? Or do you just want to use a consistent order when you memorize forms?
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Re: Good method for abbreviating grammatical terms when pars

Post by Tim Evans » July 10th, 2015, 10:41 pm

It seems like each book and electronic resource that I have access to is a little different, do I need to be consistent with one of them? I mainly want to save time handwriting and introduce consistency to my notes.

I hope to soon start practice running through bible passages and parsing them for practice, some sort of convention would be handy I think.

Given that it seems like there is no consistency, what do people prefer and why?
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Re: Good method for abbreviating grammatical terms when pars

Post by Louis L Sorenson » July 10th, 2015, 10:54 pm

There are several different methods used by coders, such as Freiberg, Tauber, Robinson, Tischendorf (by Sandborg-Petersen). They are not all the same Here is the one used by the MorphGNT:

ID POSName Column Slot
1 1st Person Person 1
2 2nd Person Person 1
3 3rd Person Person 1
A A- adjective POS 0
A Aorist Tense Tense 2
A Active Voice Voice 3
A Accusative Case 5
C C- conjunction POS 0
C Comparitive Degree 8
D D- adverb POS 0
D Imperative Mood Mood 4
D Dative Case Case 5
D Dual Number 6
F Future Tense Tense 2
F Feminine Gender 7
G Genitive Case Case 5
I I- interjection POS 0
I Imperfect Tense Tense 2
I Indicative Mood Mood 4
M Middle Voice Voice 3
M Masculine Gender 7
N N- noun POS 0
N Infinitive Mood Mood 4
N Nominative Case Case 5
N Neuter Gender 7
O Optative Mood Mood 4
P P- preposition POS 0
P Present Tense Tense 2
P Participle Mood Mood 4
P Passive Voice Voice 3
P Plural Number 6
P Positive Degree 8
RA RA article POS 0
RD RD demonstrative POS 0
RI RI interrogative/indefinite pronoun POS 0
RP RP personal/possessive pronoun POS 0
RR RR relative pronoun POS 0
S Subjunctive Mood Mood 4
S Singular Number 6
S Superlative Degree 8
V V- verb POS 0
V Vocative Case 5
X X- particle POS 0
X Perfect Tense Tense 2
Y Pluperfect Tense Tense 2

ID Ref POS Parsing WordForm Lemma StrongsID
13 010102 N- ----NSM- Ἰσαὰκ Ἰσαάκ
14 010102 C- -------- δὲ δέ
15 010102 V- 3AAI-S-- ἐγέννησεν γεννάω
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Re: Good method for abbreviating grammatical terms when pars

Post by Barry Hofstetter » July 11th, 2015, 7:17 am

Just use what works for you. Make sure that you can distnguish between words starting with the same letter, such as perfect and present. I always have used the following order for finite verbs:

εἶπεν: third person singular aorist active indicative

Which becomes: 3S aor act ind

For participles:

λέγοντος pres act part gen m s

And so forth...
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