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Postby Bert » Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:01 am

Is the Homeric vocabulary guide by Owen and Goodspeed any good?
I had a look at some of the pages on Amazon.
It only seems to give the lexical forms and a simple gloss.
I can see the listing in order of # of occurrences being useful for memorizing vocab, but without any information besides the lexical form I am wondering how useful.
Any thoughts?
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Postby annis » Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:47 am

I have it, but the first thing I had to do was go add principal parts to the verbs, and genders to the nouns ("is that a second declension [face=spionic]-oj[/face] or a neuter third declension [face=spionic]-oj[/face]?"). This is a negative.

You can very easily use Perseus to do a "give me the top occuring words in Homer," or just by books of Homer, and it will produce a vast list... which you'll still have to go hunt down the prinicpal parts to. It also does not order words by type (or didn't the last time I checked). Frankly, I don't need to know that the top occuring word is [face=spionic]de/[/face]; this word I know, and don't want to see it in my vocab lists ever again. For this the O&G is very good.

But these days I rely on Perseus' vocab tool, which can be made quite useful with a little tweaking, and the patience to wait for it to answer you.
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Postby mingshey » Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:55 am

annis wrote:But these days I rely on Perseus' vocab tool, which can be made quite useful with a little tweaking, and the patience to wait for it to answer you.


If there's a god I can bid my wishes to, the first thing I want to get is patience. :cry:
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