Maurice Bloomfield, a great authority on Sanskrit literature and comparative linguistics, applies the principles of linguistics to explain the recessive accent of Greek verbs in terms of Indo-European.
In this well-known piece, Hale questions the rule of sequence of tense in Latin subjunctive clauses which is still used to teach Latin grammar, but fails to correspond to the language as it was used by the Romans themselves.
Edward H. Spieker provides a linguistic analysis of the genitive absolute, one of the key constructions of the Greek language and often compared to the Latin Ablative Absolute despite some key dissimilarities.
Herbert Weir Smyth focuses on a grammatical feature of the Homeric dialect of Greek viewed as an aberration by other grammarians, namely what seems to be a reduction of the -ei diphthong to -i in certain words.
Allen offers a series of inscriptions from Palestine copied by the Rev. Dr. Selah Merrill in the years I875-77, in the course of journeys undertaken under the auspices of the American Palestine Exploration Society.
Edward Hopkins here addresses and debunks the color theory, which assumes that ancient peoples were unable to perceive shades of green and blue because they lack vocabulary parallel to our own words for color.
Charles Short gives a clear and thorough overview of the history of the English Bible and its relation to the changing editions of the Greek and Hebrew texts, then gives a detailed analysis of the revised text of Matthew.
Fitzedward Hall, an editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, examines the construction “had rather” in English as it is used with verbs (Had rather go, etc.), which many grammarians found to be a puzzling grammatical anomaly.
Maurice Bloomfield applies the principles of linguistics to find the proper root forms for Ancient Greek words, a task complicated by the vowel shift that occurs when Greek words (particularly verbs) are inflected.
This comprehensive reference work provides bibliographical and manuscript data to Arabic works in the field of Syriac studies, both published and unpublished. The book contains over 2,000 subject and title entries.
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