SS to TT

From: kdlitwak (
Date: Sun May 11 1997 - 14:13:46 EDT

Ihave a small, technical question (which I guess I'd know if I'd
learned Greek the LaSor way and notthe Machen way, by rote). I've
encountered a few verbs, in particular (HSSAOMAI, that change the
double Sigma to a double Tau, in an apparently unpredictable way
(double Tau in the present/mid.pass part., double Sigma in the Future).
Is there are sort of "rule" by which one can guess if they see a verb
form with a double TT in it that the dictionary form has a double
Sigma? It makes finding the word a challenge. Thanks.

Ken Litwak

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