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predicate nominative?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:51 am
by bacon

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:58 am
by Bert
Yes. gi/nomai takes a pn. Verbs that take a pn are mostly linking verbs. These verbs don't indicate any action toward an object but link the subject with another substantive that tells you some more about the subject.
They CAN take a pn in any tense but that does not mean that always do.
gi/nomai can be followed by dative or genitive. u(pa/rxw can take and genitive or accusative. At least some lexicons will tell you. Middle Liddell tells you when it takes a pn or when it takes another case.
The passive voice of kale/w can also take a pn.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:52 am
by bacon
Thanks, Bert
By the way, what is "Middle Liddell"? I have Liddell and Scott abridged.