Find what the inflection of a Greek or Latin word indicates about its grammar

Double-clicking on a word will bring up not only a short definition but also an explanation of what the inflection of the word indicates about its grammar. (In the future we expect to allow the user to choose from the options menu whether he wants to see both the meaning of the word and the meaning of the inflection at the same time, or just one or the other.)

If you want to see a definition of the grammatical terms used in the description of the inflection, you can click on them to see their definition in a standard grammar. If you want to see the other possible inflections of the word, or compare its inflection to that of other words, you can click on the small "Inflect" icon in the popup box. This will take you to an inflection table that by default shows only the more common inflections and the type that your selected word represents, but which can be expanded to include all possible inflections of all words.

Alternatively, for beginning students, a display can be chosen that shows only the most common forms together with the type represented by the selected word.

The inflection tables are somewhat different in Greek and Latin, reflecting differences between the languages, especially the greater number of variations in Greek. One feature currently only available for Latin, is the ability to permute the sequence of voice, mood, conjugation when displaying verb inflections.

We hope that our tools can help students to see the inflections of Greek and Latin as invaluable clues for the appreciation of these amazing languages rather than as problems or hurdles.