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#1 timothylfox

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:49 AM

Could someone please explain to me how to search for compound words in Hebrew? I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to get accordance to search this way, even when I am using quotation marks and/or equals signs.

For example, I want to search for every occurence of וְיָשַׁב in Samuel, but Accordance seems to only want me to search for "ו" and "יָשַׁב" separately. How do I tell Accordance that I want to search for these exactly as I have pasted them above?

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#2 Rick Bennett

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:07 AM

Could someone please explain to me how to search for compound words in Hebrew? I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to get accordance to search this way, even when I am using quotation marks and/or equals signs.

For example, I want to search for every occurence of וְיָשַׁב in Samuel, but Accordance seems to only want me to search for "ו" and "יָשַׁב" separately. How do I tell Accordance that I want to search for these exactly as I have pasted them above?

Thank you,
Tim


If you add a space between them the search will work. This is due to the morph tagging by the Groves Institute, and not something we control in the search syntax of Accordance.

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#3 Helen Brown

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

Accordance has to search for them separately but it will find them as a phrase. I suggest selecting the word in the text, and choosing how you want to search from the right-click menu: as lemmas, inflected, or root. You can then see how it sets up the search, and if it adds an = sign, you can remove it to broaden the search by ignoring vowels and other marks.
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