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#1 beestonman

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:20 PM

I would like to be able to generate lists of vocabulary (ideally alphabetically arranged) from sections of text in order to keep working at learning vocabulary. Ideally I would like to have the root words rather than the inflected forms. Is this possible, and, if so, can anyone tell me how to do it.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:20 PM

Andy,

This is something that I use quite often, and actually make for fellow students as well. There are two different ways that I've been able to accomplish this.

For both you need to define what words you want included. The number of criteria here are many, but take one example I've used. I had a Greek Readings course last year on Romans and I wanted to make a list of words that occurred less than 10 times (which would cover all words not included in Metzger's Lexical Aids) in Romans, but I broke it down by chapter. To do this enter the following search command: [COUNT 1-10] <AND> [RANGE rom 1] (limit your search further by adding a tag, such as for only verb forms: [COUNT 1-10]@ [VERB] <AND> [RANGE rom 1] ). NB: If you don't use the RANGE command, but use a defined range in More Options it will not give you an accurate count as it will only count the number of occurrences for that specific range, not the entire New Testament.

From here you can see the two options I've use for how to make a vocab list. First, click anywhere in the text and 'select all' (command-a). Next click on the Parse icon in the resource palette, this will parse all the forms in your selection. If you're noticing that it included every word in Rom 1 that's OK, you just need to customize it a bit. Use the command-T shortcut to Set Parsing Display and select - Parse: Hit words only. To make a straight vocab list - under Show, select Lexical form and gloss. Now you can export this list as a text file and further edit it to your liking.
The other option is to do the same search and click the Details button, then Analysis. From here Set Analysis Display (command-T) and customize your display options. You can also export this list as well.

Both of these options should do the trick, and of course you can customize the search criteria to fit your exact needs. Hope this helps! :)

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 04:50 PM

Thanks Rick,

That's very helpful indeed. I'll give it a go.
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#4 Lorinda H. M. Hoover

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:12 PM

You might want to take a look at this thread on flashcard apps, particularly Joe Weaks' Flashcord, which works with data saved straight from Accordance.

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#5 Rick Bennett

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:46 PM

Thanks for the link, I didn't know about Flashcord, it's a nice little program.

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