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Re: EAK verbs - Part 1

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Thursday, October 11, 2007, 20:46
Henrik Theiling wrote:
> Hi! > > R A Brown writes: > >>At last the first page about EAK verbs is online! >> >>... > > > Wow! The speed of your progress is amazing, and the result is - again > - beautiful.
Thank you. It is helped considerably by the fact that the vocabulary is, so to speak, already there. Indeed, in the case of ancient Greek, the amount of vocabulary is almost overwhelming. But the verb page was not that quick. I had intended when I posted my email to thank Philip Newton for his many observations and comments as I drafted earlier versions of the verb page. I thank him now. There were at three re-writings of that page.
> It is fascinating how you design a strict system to derive EAK verbs > from Ancient Greek -- in my Terkunan, I currently decide this ad-hoc > for each verb, looking at the Latin forms.
It just the way I work - I'd find it troublesome to decide each ad_hoc, I need some overall scheme. [snip]
> > And by your system, you manage to find the essence of the verb -- the > typical stem you have in mind for a given verb in Greek.
It's not always strictly the 'stem' - it's in some ways a compromise between being overcomplicated and having many, many more rules to extract the 'pure stem' - and, in any case, some verbs have more than one. What is the stem of βάλλω (ballo:) and all various forms? Is it βαλ- (bal-) or βλη- (ble:-)? - and trying to keep things reasonably simple.
> At least it > works quite well for me. Very well done indeed!
Thank you - it's good to know that because, as Philip can attest, it's not been entirely straightforward to come up with those rules. But I must admit I am happier with these than I was with earlier drafts. ----------------------------------- Jörg Rhiemeier wrote: > Hallo! > > On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 08:32:44 +0100, R A Brown wrote: > > >>Hi all! >> >>At last the first page about EAK verbs is online! >> >> >>It deals with the way EAK verbs are derived from ancient Greek. > > > Great work, very well thought out. EAK rocks! Thanks - very much appreciated. -- Ray ================================== ================================== Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitudinem.


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