Cannot perform accurate search
Posted 05 September 2007 - 03:05 AM
I'm trying to perform a search for the Hebrew טוּבִי meaning, "my goodness", as found in Ex 33:19.
When I put that into the search box (BHS, word search, with a star after it for exact form) I don't get Ex 33:19, but get references with Tobiah in them, which is close enough (but not exact).
What am I not getting.
Posted 05 September 2007 - 05:05 AM
Posted 05 September 2007 - 05:21 AM
The yod is a separate suffix. Try searching for "טוּבִ י" (quotes for inflected form) or [SUFFIX] טוּבִ as a lemma plus tag for the follwing suffix which does not have a lexical form.
So the * exact form search doesn't look for the exact entry you type, but only for a single 'exact' inflected word? Whereas, if I put the entry in " marks, it'll come up searching for exactly what I enter?
Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:15 AM
Posted 05 September 2007 - 08:38 AM
Feet to Follow, Eyes to See
Macs in the Ministry
Leader of the "Lang Gang"
Posted 05 September 2007 - 05:13 PM
And thanks, David, I'll have a look at the user guide again - which is probably what I should have done in the first place!
Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:56 AM
No symbols: "All occurrences of that lexical form and will ignore vowel points and accents."
Enclosed in ": "All occurrences of that inflected form and will ignore vowel points and accents."
I understand lexical form to be the form of a word as it occurs in a lexicon, while inflected form is the word once it has been inflected in any way that makes it different from the lexical form.
How do you understand those terms?
Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:28 AM
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