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Indefinite Relative Pronoun ὅστις, ἥτις, ὅ τι

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:11 pm
by edonnelly
Section 776 of Pharr says:

Pharr wrote:The indefinite relative pronoun (ὅστις, ἥτις, ὅ τι) whoever, whichever, whatever, is a compound of the simple relative (ὅς, ἥ, ὅ) and the indefinite τὶς, τὶ, each part of which is declined separately (or sometimes only the latter part).

He does not then give the actual declension. Would this be the correct way to decline it:

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ὅστις            ἥτις            á½… τι
οὗτεο           á¼§ÏƒÏ„εο         Î¿á½—τεο
ὡτέῳ             á¼¡Ï„έῳ           á½¡Ï„έῳ
ὅντινα          ἥντινα         á½… τι

ὥτινε            ὥτινε          ὥτινε
οἱιντίνοιιν    οἱιντίνοιιν   Î¿á¼±Î¹Î½Ï„ίνοιιν

οἵτινες          αἵτινες       á¼…τινα
ὡντέων         á½¡Î½Ï„έων       á½¡Î½Ï„έων
οἱσιτέοισι      ἡσιτέοισι     Î¿á¼±ÏƒÎ¹Ï„έοισι
οὕστινας       á¼…στινας       á¼…τινα


I'm really not sure about words like "οἱιντίνοιιν" and would really like to check on this. I did look it up in Goodwin's Elementary Greek Grammar, but that had a much different declension that didn't follow Pharr's statement and I'm assuming it's an attic/epic difference.

Re: Indefinite Relative Pronoun ὅστις, ἥτις, ὅ

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:50 pm
by annis
edonnelly wrote:I'm really not sure about words like "οἱιντίνοιιν" and would really like to check on this. I did look it up in Goodwin's Elementary Greek Grammar, but that had a much different declension that didn't follow Pharr's statement and I'm assuming it's an attic/epic difference.


Sort of. In all the dialects there are odd little divergences from the simple glomming of the correct form of ὅς and the correct form of τις.

I hate to send you to other books, but you Smyth 339 (Perseus, near bottom of the page) collects the variants.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:23 am
by edonnelly
Excellent! Very helpful. I don't know why Pharr didn't just decline it in his book in the first place.