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ποιοῦσαιν

Postby EberP » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:42 pm

khairete pantas,

I'm new to this site but hopefuly some one may help me. I am editing Rouses' Greek Boy (one of the last texts) and I have encountered this world that appears odd to me:

"εἶεν ἂν οὖν εἰδοποιοὶ διαφοραί , ὅσαι ἕτερον εἶδος ποιοῦσαιν , καὶ ὅσαι ἐν τῷ τί ἦν εἶναι παραλαμβάνονται"

Is it possible that that word is a dual dative/genetive female particple?
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Re: ποιοῦσαιν

Postby anphph » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:56 pm

It's a typo for ποιοῦσιν.
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Re: ποιοῦσαιν

Postby jeidsath » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:23 pm

This isn't in Greek Boy, at least not that I know of. What chapter is it? It's a quote from Isagoras. In fact, the OCR error that you're looking at comes from a scan of this document:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id= ... 1up;seq=72

The document is correct, but the original OCR mistake is here:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/OpenG ... p-grc1.xml

I just don't know how that would have made its way to whatever edition of Greek Boy that you're looking at.
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Re: ποιοῦσαιν

Postby mwh » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:51 pm

The takeaway is Never trust OCR-dependent texts. OCR technology has added another layer of corruption to our texts. As if there weren’t enough already. Fortunately it’s usually easy to spot OCR-caused corruption, if you know the language.
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Re: ποιοῦσαιν

Postby Barry Hofstetter » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:13 pm

mwh wrote:The takeaway is Never trust OCR-dependent texts. OCR technology has added another layer of corruption to our texts. As if there weren’t enough already. Fortunately it’s usually easy to spot OCR-caused corruption, if you know the language.


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Re: ποιοῦσαιν

Postby anphph » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:42 pm

EberP wrote:Is it possible that that word is a dual dative/genetive female particple?


Context obviously forbids it, but anyway a dual dative/genitive feminine active participle would be ποιούσαιν, with the accent like that.
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Re: ποιοῦσαιν

Postby EberP » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:59 pm

χαίρετε πάντες πάλιν,

Thank you to everyone that has replied and sorry for the delay, I had some problems with my account =(
You were right "jeidsath" the text I am working on is "Introduction to Aristotle's Categories" (Isagoge) and not "Greek Boy."

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