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by Jemoh66
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Active and passive forms of verbs
Replies: 8
Views: 138

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: 138

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: 138

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: 138

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: 2499

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.
by Jemoh66
Sat May 19, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The letter vav
Replies: 24
Views: 523

Re: The letter vav

Also,

In the case of modern Israeli Hebrew, the AND prefix has a full consonant: the /v/. So it doesn't lend itself to glide into a vowel. I am not surprised to find out that there is not change in any environment.
by Jemoh66
Sat May 19, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The letter vav
Replies: 24
Views: 523

Re: The letter vav

Thanks Ste. That is interesting about כול . I learned in Hebrew school that whenever you have the vav prefix on a word beginning with bet, pey or mem or vav, the vav prefix is pronounced as oo because otherwise it would be hard to pronounce. But I was surprised to find that in Israeli street Hebrew...
by Jemoh66
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ספירת העומר the counting of the OMER
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: ספירת העומר the counting of the OMER

This was one of the disagreements between the Saducees and the Pharisees. The Sadducees understood it as a regular shabbat. The Pharisees took it as the high Sabbath on the 15th.
by Jemoh66
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Syntax of Genesis 3:5
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Syntax of Genesis 3:5

RBG, No. There is nothing in the form of the verb itself that makes it future. It may not even have carried a future meaning to the Hebrew speaker. But the sentence as a whole has a future implied because it starts with "in the day you eat". Since they haven't eaten of the fruit yet it obv...
by Jemoh66
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeremiah 50:5
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Jeremiah 50:5

It's a common thing in BH to have a wekatal follow just about any verb form. The wekatal takes on the features of the first verb. So following an imperative wenilwu is basically an imperative. So no there's no need to find another reason to benigger the pointing.

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