Ain't no easier way to search for double negatives than this

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One of the most recent podcast of Lexicon Valley covered the origins and various uses of double negatives. You can listen to it here: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble.

But it reminded me of a new feature in Logos you might like to know about. My friend (and recent contributor to the Scholars in Press series) Jimmy Parks has compiled a list of "must-have" grammatical searches that are easy to access through the new tool titled "Greek Grammatical Constructions". And yes, you guessed it: double negatives are one of them.

The pre-programmed searches will be added to as time goes on, but for now, here's what we've got (if you have other ideas, feel free to share in the comments below):

  • Granville Sharp's First Rule
  • Colwell's Rule
  • First Class Conditional Statements
  • Second Class Conditional Statements
  • Third Class Conditional Statements
  • Fourth Class Conditional Statements
  • Historical Present
  • Genitive Absolute
  • Asyndeton (clause level)
  • Articular Infinitives
  • Emphatic Negation

And here's a couple screen shots of the tool in action: