[B-Greek] Definition of "parsing"

Andrew Ball anball at gmail.com
Thu May 14 21:54:12 EDT 2009


In formal languages defined by grammars, parsing refers to identifying the
constituent structures of sentences.  Pretty much the same thing for natural
languages, as far as I know -- identifying subjects, predicates,
prepositions, prepositional phrases, nouns, verbs, etc.  Verbs are
conjugated.

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 9:00 PM, Louis Sorenson <llsorenson at hotmail.com>wrote:

>
> I've always understood it as follows:
>
> You parse a verb; you decline a noun/adjective/pronoun.  Interjections,
> adverbs, prepositions are indeclinable.  Participles are both parsed and
> declined -- according to this schema. Perhaps we should call them parclined
> or deparsed.
>
> Louis Sorenson
>
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