The interaction of Greek voice with other parts of the language

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Wed Oct 31 23:50:17 EST 2001

At 7:32 PM -0500 10/31/01, Mike Sangrey wrote:
>First let me say a big thank you to Carl and Iver for having this
>conversation out in the open.  It gives those like me a chance to see
>the STUFF which ends up getting distilled into a grammar.  It's not
>without some rather intense thinking on my part, but it is still hugely
>Second, I have two questions that I'd love to see you two (and others)
>address, work through (and hopefully out the other side), stumble
>through <chuckle>, etc:

Fair enough questions, although I think that both of them HAVE been
addressed in the course of our discussions, so I'll offer very quick
observations that really would need to be fleshed out.

>        1. OK, I'm sitting here looking at a verb in my GNT.  It is
>           morphologically (A) or (M) or (P), pick one.  If that
>           morpheme doesn't tell me what it is, then what does?  And I
>           mean this to be a very serious question.  I'm looking for
>           guidance so that I can look at a GNT text (with its
>           associated grammar and lexis) and tell from how the author
>           has used that grammar and lexis how to interpret the
>           morpheme.  There is an interplay going on between the
>           morpheme and other semantic pieces; what are those pieces and
>           what's the interplay[1]?

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