I just found this "HITS Odyssey" post from a while back, which was really helpful to me.
When I try the search David/Helen mention (with a modification or two to make it work in Accordance 10 with the modules I have, I have a recurring hit I don't understand.
If you don't want to go back and read the original post, I'm just doing what's noted there:
- Open a GNT tab (whether GNT-T, GNT28-T, etc.). Search for all words with *
- Use these hits results in a new tab for the LXX with this string: "*@- [HITS GNT28-T] @- [NOUN proper] @ [COUNT 50-6500]"
- As the original post notes, after opening Analytics from the second (LXX) tab, "my Analysis now lists every word in the Septuagint which does not appear in the Greek New Testament, which is not a proper noun, and which is used 50 or more times."
First of all, I can't get over how cool it is to be able to do this so quickly and easily.
But, secondly, I'm showing εἶπεν highlighted as a hit in the LXX window after the query above. This is odd, since εἶπεν does appear in the GNT28-T, and my search should be showing words that do not appear in the GNT28-T.
My LXX (using LXX1 text, most recent Accordance, MacBook late 2008) Analysis window shows this at the top of the Word Count Totals analysis:
εἶπον (λέγω) •to say = 4190
When I "search this resource" from LXX1 with εἶπεν highlighted, I get 4190 results, which matches the number of results for εἶπον in the Analysis.
But why the single letter discrepancy here? Is this an error? I realize both of these inflections are valid, but shouldn't they be identical in terms of what I see in the text and what's showing in the Analysis? The former is εἶπεν; the latter is εἶπον.
And, the bigger question, why am I getting in my results a word that actually does appear in the GNT28-T, when I'm searching for words that do not?
Or, at least, I think I am... my current learning curve ("growing edge"?) in Accordance is how to do more complex searches, and how to use the argument entry bar more effectively, so it's entirely possible I'm just missing something fairly obvious here.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.