Indefinite Relative Pronoun ὅστις, ἥτις, ὅ τι

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Indefinite Relative Pronoun ὅστις, ἥτις, ὅ τι

Post by edonnelly » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:11 pm

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            ὅ τι
οὗτεο           ἧστεο         οὗτεο
ὡτέῳ             ἡτέῳ           ὡτέῳ
ὅντινα          ἥντινα         ὅ τι

ὥτινε            ὥτινε          ὥτινε
οἱιντίνοιιν    οἱιντίνοιιν   οἱιντίνοιιν

οἵτινες          αἵτινες       ἅτινα
ὡντέων         ὡντέων       ὡντέων
οἱσιτέοισι      ἡσιτέοισι     οἱσιτέοισι
οὕστινας       ἅστινας       ἅτινα
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.
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Re: Indefinite Relative Pronoun ὅστις, ἥτις, ὅ

Post by annis » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:50 pm

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.
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Post by edonnelly » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:23 am

Excellent! Very helpful. I don't know why Pharr didn't just decline it in his book in the first place.
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