re: adjectives

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Tue Jun 09 1998 - 15:13:51 EDT

At 01:40 PM 6/9/98 -0400, you wrote:

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> Another source worth consulting is Andrew Sihler, _New Comparative
>Grammar of Greek and Latin_. I'm not absolutely sure I remember what he
>said, but I think it was thus: the -OS declension originally DID include
>both masculine and feminine nouns (e.g. hH hODOS, hH NHSOS, hH NOSOS, and
>lots of tree and plant names in -OS, all of them feminine), and when these
>were used as adjectives, the one -OS form sufficed for both m. and f.
>Carl W. Conrad

Thanks Carl. I will have to find a copy of this.

Jim West, ThD
Adjunct Professor of Bible
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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