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Lee R. Martin
lmartin at vol.com
Fri Nov 20 10:35:52 EST 1998
Read Jouon sections 41 and 50b.
I don't have time to look for other verbal adjectives followed by an object, but if I
find others I will get back to you.
Note that the "so-called" participle of YaRe' (fear) actually has the morphology of an
adjective (the m.pl. form is pointed just like our example), and it regularly takes
objects. ShaM` (hear) also is originally stative, but accepts objects. The pointing of
the ptc. and the adj. from MaLe' are identical. IMHO, they are the same, but our
grammatical categories have forced us to divide them into two compartments.
In Hebrew, the line between adj. and ptc. seems to be very thin.
Therefore, based on other examples, SeMaChiM is in the process of transformation
during BH times from adj. to participle. Thus, we would be entirely justified in
proclaiming it as a participle.
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