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Declension inconsistencies?

Postby Socrates the Cyborg » Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:16 am

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Postby chad » Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:27 am

hi, see sections 3.2 (1st declension) and 6.1-6.2 (2nd) in my notes here:

http://www.freewebs.com/mhninaeide/pharrnotes.pdf

cheers, chad.
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Postby Socrates the Cyborg » Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:50 am

Thanks chad. My compliments on the notes too, they are quite nice. I guess the point I am getting is that essentially there is a reason for these but that it's pretty complicated and historical, and may have a degree of randomness to it. Is that accurate?

I did realize one thing about the accents though, I realized that the reason κᾱλὴ has the grave and βουλή has the acute is because of that rule about the acute in the last syllable changing to a grave when it's in front of another word.
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Postby Socrates the Cyborg » Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:34 am

Ok as I read on (I had copied out the declensions to cards before without reading the text carefully) I get to section 647, which refers to section 621, these, along with the explanation in your notes are making this more clear. Thanks again.
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Postby chad » Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:35 am

hi, yep the spelling differences have all sorts of reasons. i just uploaded for you pg 1 of another one of my iliad editions, this one by Bolling 1950, Ilias Atheniensium: The Athenian Iliad of the Sixth Century BC, which tries to capture the iliad at an earlier stage than previous iliad editions.

http://www.freewebs.com/mhninaeide/Pg1Atheniensium.jpg

note the spelling of the 1st word in line 9 compared to your pharr version.

for more on the differences between iliad editions see chapter 6 of West 2001, Studies in the Text and Transmission of the Iliad, worth a read, cheers, chad.
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Postby Socrates the Cyborg » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:31 am

It's interesting that in section 80 where Pharr lists that word for the first time, he spells it as in the Bolling edition but then lists what he writes in the actual poem lines and refers to the contraction rules. These rules though he says aren't often applied. Your notes on the other hand are talking about the genitive singular. I take it that this example is in the nominative though. These seem like different phenomena to me. Am I off base with that?
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Postby chad » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:00 am

hi, i was just showing an e.g. of spelling differences between editions...

but btw on the grk side, have another quick think about the case, nom? gen?. cheers, chad.
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