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4844Re: [Synoptic-L] counts of word tokens

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  • David Mealand
    May 9, 2013
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      Ron rightly comments:
      It might be worth noting that the figure here for Mark includes
      both the longer and shorter endings, whose originality is denied
      even by the modern text's editors.

      The Fribergs' text which is one of the most useful for this
      kind of thing does include these, and also other contested
      items. If extras are there, they can be removed before doing
      a specific count, but if they aren't there you couldn't count
      them if you did need to do so. (For example there are also some 80
      instances of words in square brackets.) When processing text for
      counts one has to think about this sort of thing. Someone
      looking at the rival endings of Mark would wish to have these
      in the database before setting up specific files for counts.

      With agreements between two or more texts the biggest cause of trouble
      is probably the difference between exact and partial agreements.
      Poirier's article definitely pays a lot of attention to those
      who have wrestled with that, and the items by Abakuks should
      also be noted.

      David M.

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