NT Morph Materials
Response to the following query:
> Has anyone out there done any work with PC-KIMMO (the morphological parsing
> engine) and New Testament Greek? If so, I'm keen to hear from you.
> If not, is there anyone who would be interested in helping write the rules.
> This would involve formally and concisely describing
> - regular verb conjugations and noun declensions
> - rules for contractions, elision, etc.
> - irregular verbs (or better, rules for describing the
> transformations that cause the irregularities)
> as well as listing all the stems occuring in the New Testament.
> -- OR --
> jumping straight to my final goal, does anyone have a machine readable
> Greek New Testament that includes the stem of each word and the morphological
> parsing? I have the Friberg text but it doesn't serve me on two counts:
> - it uses MORE than morphology. (Which is all I want)
> - it won't give me (or more accurately, my computer) the stems.
> Even little bits of information would be most appreciated. (word lists, for
> example, would be wonderful)
> God bless brothers and sisters,
> James Tauber
There are several things that occur to me to say:
(1) The NT Morph files available from CCAT include both the Friberg
parsing and (by automatic translation) the Packard parsing codes (which
thus bring the codes into consistency with the LXX Morph materials), and
now also the dictionary forms (not quite equivalent to the "stems").
(2) The automatic Greek morphological analysis program created by David
Packard and running on several mainframes (Brown, Manchester, Penn,
etc.) does the sort of analysis described -- isolates prefixes, endings,
etc., identifies the stem, treats indeclinables and exceptions
separately, and so on. Whether a copy of the computer lists used for
such tasks would be helpful is worth discussing. It is NOT a simple job
to recover this material separately from the functioning program.
(3) The GRAMCORD data on NT morphology, etc., may also hold answers to
some of these problems.
Bob Kraft, UPenn/CCAT/CATSS (email@example.com)