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by Jemoh66
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Introduction

Nice to have you back Rolf!
by Jemoh66
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: גְאָלָהּ of Ps. 69:17-19 (16-18)
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: גְאָלָהּ of Ps. 69:17-19 (16-18)

Your theory has a couple of things to commend it.
1. It results in better rhythm
2. And a truer parallelism.

Bring redemption to my soul
Ransom me from my enemies
by Jemoh66
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 46
Views: 2118

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

Verse 1 — a theological proposition: God created everything there is whether seen or unseen. I don't subscribe to it but the JPS rendering is a possibility. It is based on a reading sans nikud. But it's difficult to entertain that the Jews would have forgotten how to vocalize the opening phrase of t...
by Jemoh66
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler
Replies: 30
Views: 1138

Re: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler

Jonathan: “Stative” as I understand it, refers to a type of stasis, the opposite of dynamic. Then I look at your example of “grow”, both examples are of change, dynamism, the opposite of stasis. (I looked up the definition of “stative” in a dictionary, and it specifically mentioned “grow” as an exa...
by Jemoh66
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler
Replies: 30
Views: 1138

Re: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler

With regards to 'passive'; no, stative is not just another term for passive, like in the following example: War erupted in 1939. 'Erupted' is a dynamic usage of the passive ; it is not 'stative' as it indicates action or change; in the above example the 'change' was going from non-war, to war. I ag...
by Jemoh66
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler
Replies: 30
Views: 1138

Re: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler

interesting, jonathan.. if we take a root like mem waw taw the verb "die" I guess mem waw taw and yud chaf lamed, are always stative 'cos in english one could always replace "he died" with he is/was/became dead. likewise with able.. So stative verbs seem to be a type of passive ...
by Jemoh66
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler
Replies: 30
Views: 1138

Re: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler

Karl, The same verb can be both dynamic and stative, depending on the context. Take the verb grow . Sentence 1: I grew tomatoes and peppers this season. Sentence 2: He grew by leaps and bounds this year. S1 is dynamic, while S2 is stative. Take the verb play . S3 He played Bach's Chaconne tonight. S...
by Jemoh66
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler
Replies: 30
Views: 1138

Re: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler

John McKinnon: Ralph, I did a search on Academia.edu for articles on Hebrews statives. The search produced three results. For me the most relevant was what appears to be a grad paper: https://www.academia.edu/25801396/The_State_Of_The_Stative_Qatal_A_Study_Of_Form_And_Function_In_Biblical_Hebrew . ...
by Jemoh66
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler
Replies: 30
Views: 1138

Re: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler

Karl, you wrote: Other than the verb “to be”, does any language have stative verbs? I'll start here, because this seems to be the root of your misunderstanding, although I suspect you have an agenda, which is you just don't want to entertain the notion of stative verbs in BH. Here are a just a few s...
by Jemoh66
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler
Replies: 30
Views: 1138

Re: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler

Stative is a type of Actionality, describing a class of activity inherent in a verb. Semantically, a verb denoting state, i.e., a stative verb, does not indicate change but does not exclude such a possibility (Actionality (Aktionsart): Pre-Modern Hebrew). These verbs describe a situation that requir...

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