Re: why GUNH and not GUNAIC?

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On Thu, 9 Jun 1994, James K. Tauber wrote> 
> Why is the nom sing GUNH and not GUNAIC (C=ksi) as suggested by the stem 
> GUNAIK in other forms?

This is my first response to the list so excuse me if I am 
misunderstanding the complexity of your inquiry...

GUNH is nom. sing. for the stem GUNAIC for the same reason ANHR is the 
nom. sing. for the stem ANDR-, they are 3rd Decl. nouns and as such are 
irregular by nature. There is no inconsistancy. Most Greek nouns are of 
this irregular Declension.

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