X-Qatal & Storyline
dwashbur at nyx.net
Thu Feb 11 15:14:36 EST 1999
> Dear Paul & Yochanan,
> An x-qatal is any clause/sentence where any element precedes a qatal verb.
> This includes nouns, adverbs, prepositional phrases, and particles.
But not waw...
> 1) when x is a particle (ki, or asher) the x-qatal is "retrospective."
I would think this is a pragmatic conclusion rather than a syntactic
one; I prefer to say that in an instance like this it's simply a
> 2) when x begins a narrative (before any wayyiqtol) it is antecedent.
> 3) when x is within a narrative it presents recovered information.
Recovered from what?
A Bible that's falling apart means a life that isn't.
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