My first goal is to find all the prepositions in the GNT along with their object. I.e., I'm looking for prepositional phrases. This is something that can be most easily accomplished with the addon syntax module in Accordance. The value of this is that I can then apply highlighting to the results so that the prepositional phrases with the preposition and their object are quickly visible in the text. This is an aspect of the Understanding the Greek New Testament module I'm finishing up that Accordance will be releasing soon. Below is what it looks like with all the other morphological color coding included. The prepositional phrases are in red type with the gray highlighting I've applied.
Well, I thought it would be easy... After considerable experimenting, I am getting close to figuring out how to get the results I wanted. (My latest construct file is attached.) I'm still not getting all the results I know I should be getting.
The challenge seems to be with the syntax analysis. As far as I can tell, prepositions are sometimes part of predicate, adjunct, or complement constructions. The objects of the prepositions look to be regularly labeled as complements.
The construct file attached looks for prepositional phrases that are part of adjunct phrases, but I don't understand why in Mark 1.2 it does find πρὸ προσώπου σου, but in Mark 1.3 it does not find ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ.
(It does not find ὑπ᾿ αὐτοῦ in Mark 1.5, because the prepositional phrase is labeled here as a complement phrase subset of a predicate phrase.)
So... I'm trying to simplify the search to just look for any PHRASE that has a preposition and a complement, but that crashes Accordance every time. (I've submitted a crash report.)
So... can anyone who has the Greek syntax module run such a search?
Or... is there a better way to find prepositional phrases?