יסר Kal or piel?

Classical Hebrew morphology and syntax, aspect, linguistics, discourse analysis, and related topics
Forum rules
Members will observe the rules for respectful discourse at all times!
Please sign all posts with your first and last (family) name.
Kenneth Greifer
Posts: 229
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:05 pm

יסר Kal or piel?

Postby Kenneth Greifer » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:11 am

Is the verb יסר in Psalm 94:10 and Proverbs 9:7 kal or piel? One book said kal and another said piel.
Kenneth Greifer

User avatar
Kirk Lowery
Site Admin
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:03 pm
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: יסר Kal or piel?

Postby Kirk Lowery » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:19 am

They are both qal participles. The samek lacks a dagesh, which is necessary for the piel.

Hope this helps.

Kirk
Kirk E. Lowery, PhD
B-Hebrew Site Administrator & Moderator
blog: https://blogs.emdros.org/eh

Kenneth Greifer
Posts: 229
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:05 pm

Re: יסר Kal or piel?

Postby Kenneth Greifer » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:51 am

Kirk,

I thought the participle in piel would have a מ in front of it.
Kenneth Greifer

User avatar
Kirk Lowery
Site Admin
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:03 pm
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: יסר Kal or piel?

Postby Kirk Lowery » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:18 pm

You're correct, but these are standard, regular qal participles, not piel.
Kirk E. Lowery, PhD
B-Hebrew Site Administrator & Moderator
blog: https://blogs.emdros.org/eh

User avatar
Kirk Lowery
Site Admin
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:03 pm
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: יסר Kal or piel?

Postby Kirk Lowery » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:34 pm

Hmm, rereading your comment, I think I may have misunderstood your point.

Just for the record, the regular (strong) piel participle would have both a mem before the first root letter, and a dagesh in the middle root letter. That's not the case in the two occurrences you cite.
Kirk E. Lowery, PhD
B-Hebrew Site Administrator & Moderator
blog: https://blogs.emdros.org/eh


Return to “Classical Hebrew Language & Linguistics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest