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by Jemoh66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard to explain question about a verb ending
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Re: Hard to explain question about a verb ending

Also I noticed footnote 4. It is, however, a question whether, instead of a connecting syllable, we should not assume a special verbal form, analogous to the Arabic energetic mood (see l, at the end) and probably also appearing in the Hebrew cohortative (see the footnote on §48c).—As M. Lambert has ...
by Jemoh66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard to explain question about a verb ending
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: Hard to explain question about a verb ending

58l That the forms with Nûn energicum are intended to give greater emphasis to the verbal form is seen from their special frequency in pause. Apart from the verb, however, Nûn energicum occurs also in the union of suffixes with certain particles (§100o). This Nûn is frequent in Western Aramaic. In A...
by Jemoh66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard to explain question about a verb ending
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: Hard to explain question about a verb ending

Continued 58k Rem. The uncontracted forms with Nûn are rare, and occur only in poetic or elevated style (Ex 152, Dt 3210 [bis], Jer 522, 2224); they are never found in the 3rd fem. sing. and 1st plur. On the other hand, the contracted forms are tolerably frequent, even in prose. An example of ־ֶ֫ נּ...
by Jemoh66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard to explain question about a verb ending
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: Hard to explain question about a verb ending

Continued 2nd pers. ־ֶ֫ ךָּ‎ (Jer 2224 in pause ־ֶנְךָּ‎) and, only orthographically different, ־ֶ֫ כָּה‎ (Is 1024, Pr 211 in pause). 3rd pers. ־ֶ֫ נּוּ‎ (for ־ֶ֫ נְהוּ‎),[7] fem. ־ֶ֫ נָּה‎ for ־ֶ֫ נְהָ‎. [1st pers. plur. ־ֶ֫ נּוּ‎ (for ־ֶ֫ נְנוּ‎), see the Rem.] In the other persons Nûn energetic d...
by Jemoh66
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard to explain question about a verb ending
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: Hard to explain question about a verb ending

It's a [i]nun energicum[i/]. 58i 4. A verbal form with a suffix gains additional strength, and sometimes intentional emphasis, when, instead of the mere connecting vowel, a special connecting-syllable[4] (ăn)[5] is inserted between the suffix and the verbal stem. Since, however, this syllable always...
by Jemoh66
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Active and passive forms of verbs
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Active and passive forms of verbs

Ok I just read John's comment. I think John is referring to the idea of an actual presence in the language of every passive. I'm thinking more in terms of potential usage. In my view every transitive verb has a potentially viable passive.
by Jemoh66
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Active and passive forms of verbs
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Active and passive forms of verbs

Yeah. I don't see why not. Language is open that way. I'm not sure why John would think differently.
by Jemoh66
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Active and passive forms of verbs
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Active and passive forms of verbs

I provided an example of an active verb that can't take a passive: flee, ברח. In fact, this applies to all movement verbs, which btw are intransitive. So the answer to your question is as I said before, No, not all actives verbs take a passive. Only transitive verbs can take a passive. Also a stativ...
by Jemoh66
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Active and passive forms of verbs
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Active and passive forms of verbs

No Ken. Some verbs won't have a passive because a passive sense would be absurd or incoherent. If a verb's qal meaning is stative it would be senseless to give it a passive form. For example in English we have the verb blush. It would make no sense to use it in a passive way. she is blushing[i/] mak...
by Jemoh66
Wed May 23, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jehovah vs Yahweh
Replies: 18
Views: 2617

Re: Jehovah vs Yahweh

I'm excited about your book Rolf. Congratulations!
This has always been my take on the pronunciation of the name. I am glad took hear that there's confirmation in Babylonian cuneiform text.

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