Generating Readers

Back in April 2014, Brian Renshaw posted a Good Friday Greek Reader. It was presumably manually produced but I knew such things could be generated automatically and so went about building a system to do so.

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Inline Annotation of Sandhi

In many Greek morphology projects, I’ve wanted a way of conveying the surface form of an inflected word while also conveying the underlying components prior to the application of the sandhi rule. A couple of years ago, I came up with a simple representation for inline annotation.

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Morphological Parts of Speech in Greek

The parts of speech in a particular language can be drawn up on the basis of syntactic properties, morphological properties, and/or (perhaps most problematically) semantic properties.

What if we just want to classify lexemes in the MorphGNT based on what morphosynactic and morphosemantic features they have?

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Mean Log Frequency of Forms

In a previous post, we looked at which chapters had the highest mean log frequency of lexemes. The code provided there was applicable to other items, though, so let’s now take a look at mean log frequency of forms.

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Distinguishers in Morphology

A few years ago, I was introduced by Greg Stump to the notion of distinguishers in morphological description. The analysis of inflected forms in terms of theme + distinguisher is a very helpful concept and one that is made use extensively in my ongoing work on New Testament Greek morphology.

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Atom Editor 1.1 Fixes Polytonic Greek Bug

Release 1.1 of GitHub’s Atom Editor fixes a problem I had with using it for polytonic Greek.

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Renaming Non-Indicative Tense-Forms

I think it’s confusing that we name the non-indicative tense-forms with the same terms as indicative tense-forms. For example “present indicative” and “present infinitive”. The word “present” doesn’t mean the same thing in both cases.

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An Experimental REST API to MorphGNT

Back in July, I thought I’d prototype a REST API for MorphGNT with resources for books, paragraphs, sentences, verses and words.

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The Core Vocabulary of New Testament Greek

In a 2008 paper, Wilfred Major constructs what he calls the 50% and 80% vocab lists for Classical Greek. That is, the lemmata that account for 50% and 80% respectively of tokens in the Classical Greek corpus. In this post I provide the code for the equivalent for the Greek New Testament and talk about some of the results.

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Mean Dependency Depth

With dependency paths calculated for the Greek New Testament, we can use mean dependency depth as a proxy for syntactic complexity.

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