Try to select the text you want to search from 2Sam 3:39, and right click, then search for inflected or lexeme.
That will reproduce a search that is close to what you want in a new window. You can then alter it accordingly or copy/paste it into the Research window (including producing results in BHS).
I must thank you because you are always so helpful But I've done all this... for hours. I'm comforted, however, by the words below.
The auto-switching which Acc does here is a bit of a problem. There are other examples where it auto-switches the search option from words to verses in some cases too or vice versa. Personally I'd like to be able to disable it at times.
I'm vindicated! @Jarcher LOL
Here it is frustrating because what you entered makes a lot of sense and should just work I agree. That said the searches also need to work if this is the case. For example I would have expected a letter search for what you entered to work. I would likewise have expected the asterisk being substituted with ?(לבו) to work also. It doesn't.
Sweet music. I'm not alone
Now I should note that this limitation is in fact documented
Whoops, I'm busted after all (at least on one point). I will forgo anymore griping about my search frustrations. Please, however, seriously accept this post of mine as a feature request for (what I'll call in layman's terms) a reliable literal (letter) search which also allows for wildcards (and yes, to find enfixes).
And as to D's point above that the search should work properly, that is the other aspect of this (and related posts). It would be one thing if Accordance said, "You can never find prefixes or suffixes by including a wildcard character." But as I've pointed out in other related posts, there is actually inconsistency in what is found and what isn't.
It seems almost certain that some distinction is being made between, say, the Talmud, HMT-W4, BHS, Hebrew Peshitta NT, Qumran, and other texts. I'll find search hits with prefixes in one place but not in others. (Also note, the unicode search seems to allow my literal searches with enfixes, but sadly, unicode isn't cross-searchable with the rest of the texts).
And so, I suppose you could combine both aspects of my post here to say, please make a reliable, universal, literal (letter) search that will always find any given string of characters... *and* allow wildcards to find prefixes.
Thank you all so much!
Edited by TYA, 16 September 2018 - 03:06 AM.