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#1 josephhabib1



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Posted Yesterday, 05:23 PM

Greetings Accordance,


In some print vocabulary guides for biblical languages, they will usually have a section where a root is listed, followed by lexical forms built off that root listed and indented underneath them.


My question is that is there any way to group words like this using accordance searches?


I am trying to generate such a list for 2 Maccabes


Things I have tried:


1. using * [RANGE 2 macc] in the search bar --> Analysis --> CMD + T.

         - However, there is no option to list by root. The roots ARE next to the word in parentheses, but I can't find a way to group like roots together


2. * [Range 2 macc] --> selecting all the text -->  hitting the "parse" button.

         - This option is good because its display feature has a "show by roots" option but: (1) you can only select 200 verses at a time. (2) Even when selecting that option, it only goes verse by verse and does not display the book as a whole; the problem is the roots are repeated.


3. Pulling up a construct search ---> LEX columns 1 & 2 w/ * underneath each ---> AGREE *root

         - I'm still not entirely sure what this does, but the word analysis list still separated words with like roots (i.e. When listed alphabetically any 2 given words had the same root in parentheses but separate items in the list)


I'm out of ideas! Any advice??


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Posted Yesterday, 08:17 PM

I am not aware of a way to do this for all words in a passage, but you can very quickly list all inflected form from a certain root.  Simply search for the root prefixed with a '+' sign to signify a root search, then Analysis, Cmd+T, add INFLECT column.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:03 PM

Hi Joseph,


  Is this what you want ?


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  This can be done by cutting and pasting the Analysis data into a spreadsheet and sorting it by the column containing the stems.




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Posted Today, 08:17 AM



First off, my undergrad was in music and I played trombone myself :), so I love your picture. 


Second, thanks for the tip! Is there any way using the '+' and combining it with a wild card so that all ROOTS in a given range are selected WITHOUT all of the inflected forms? Something like +? [RANGE 2 macc] and then arranging the analysis by root?




That looks very close to what I want. Where I would change it is, lets take the columns containing the root (α, δικη), having α, δικη over to the left with all of the derived lexical forms under it to the right. However, with what you just showed me there, you can still see all the roots when they are stacked like that. I guess the next question would be: (1) how did you export that list into excel, and (2) once they are in excel, how do I tell it to alphabetize the column with roots so that like roots are stacked as you have there??

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