This is part 0 of a series of blog posts about modelling stems and principal part lists, particularly for Attic Greek but hopefully more generally applicable. This is largely writing up work already done but I’m doing cleanup as I go along as well.
A core part of the handling of verbs in the Morphological Lexicon is the set of terminations and sandhi rules that can generate paradigms attested in grammars like Louise Pratt’s The Essentials of Greek Grammar. Another core part is the stem information for a broader range of verbs usually conveyed in works like Pratt’s in the form of lists of principal parts.
A rough outline of (future) posts is:
- the sources of principal part lists for this work
- lemmas in the Pratt principal parts
- merging the Morwood and Pratt lemmas
- merging the DCC lemmas
- formatting of principal parts
- parsing the DCC principal parts
- more parsing the DCC principal parts
- how to model a merge of the lists
- inferring stems from principal parts
- stems, terminations and sandhi
- relationships between stems