Parsing

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Jan 28 08:43:40 EST 1999


At 7:00 AM +0006 1/28/99, Celia Villa-Landa wrote:
>John 19, v.22.
>Ho gegrapha, gegrapha.
>
>How is 'ho' parsed on this occasion?

It is neuter sg. acc. of the relative pronoun with an understood antecedent
equivalent to TOUTO or EKEINO: "the thing which I have written, I have
written"--or in more normal English: "I've written what I've written (and
it's going to stay that way!).

There should be a grave accent on hO (beta code: o(\ -- note that the
nominative masculine article hO --beta code o( -- has no accent.

Carl W. Conrad
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