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Genitive Singular vs Accusative Plural

Posted: June 24th, 2020, 3:15 pm
by hgarrett
There have been some words that I am missing in my parsing that I'm told are Accusative Plural, but it looks to me that it could either be that or Genitive Singular. Can someone tell me what I may be missing? An example of this would be the word "pistas" (fem. for faithful - sorry, no greek keyboard).

Re: Genitive Singular vs Accusative Plural

Posted: June 24th, 2020, 10:23 pm
by Daniel Semler
The feminine 1st declension nouns in α will do this.
For example, ὥρα (gen/acc pl: ὥρας), is the same form in both genitive singular and accusative plural.

There are a number of forms that are not morphologically distinct in Greek.

BTW, the adjective πιστός is not an example. fem gem sing is πιστής.

Thx
D

Re: Genitive Singular vs Accusative Plural

Posted: June 25th, 2020, 6:13 am
by Barry Hofstetter
Also, in context you can nearly always make the distinction. If the article is present, τῆς ὥρας but τὰς ὥρας.

Both for PC's and Macs, the Greek polytonic keyboard is easy to add.

https://ancientgreek.pressbooks.com/app ... indows.pdf

https://ancientgreek.pressbooks.com/app ... intosh.pdf

For other devices, there are usually a number of options, just research the app store or google play for a polytonic Greek keyboard.

Re: Genitive Singular vs Accusative Plural

Posted: June 25th, 2020, 8:43 am
by hgarrett
Daniel Semler wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 10:23 pm
The feminine 1st declension nouns in α will do this.
For example, ὥρα (gen/acc pl: ὥρας), is the same form in both genitive singular and accusative plural.

There are a number of forms that are not morphologically distinct in Greek.

BTW, the adjective πιστός is not an example. fem gem sing is πιστής.

Thx
D

Thank you, knowing πιστός uses ή in fem. singular clears that up! I must just need more work on the different genders with adjectives.