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#1 Martin Shields

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 08:46 AM

I would like to search for all verses which have only first-person singular verbs (in Hebrew), i.e., they have no 3rd person verbs (I don't mind participles).

I can't think of any way to do it. Is it possible?

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 09:17 AM

Martin,

Go to the Search menu and choose Verb... from the Enter Grammatical Tag submenu. In the dialog box that appears, the Person category is dimmed until you choose an appropriate Aspect. Hold the shift key down and select Perfect, Imperfect, and wawConsecutive from the Aspect pop-up menu. Now choose First from the Person pop-up and Singular from the Number pop-up. Click OK to dismiss the dialog box.

Next, select NOT from the Enter Command sumenu of the Search menu, or use the Keyboard shortcut shift-command-N.

Now choose Verb... from the Enter Grammatical Tag submenu of the Search menu. In the dialog box, hold the shift key down and select Perfect, Imperfect, and wawConsecutive from the Aspect pop-up menu. Then choose Third from the Person pop-up and click OK to dismiss the dialog box.

That's it. This search will find all verses in the Hebrew Bible which contain a verb in the first person but which do not contain any third-person verbs.

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 05:12 PM

Thanks, David. Easy when you know how!




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