[b-hebrew] "Shaf`el" in Hebrew?
kwrandolph at email.com
Thu Feb 3 10:23:31 EST 2005
Remember in a previous discussion I mentioned that I look at lexemes not so much from their formal aspect, but more from their functional use?
Likewise, here I see )$R and $- prefix as functional equivelants, i.e. they are almost perfect synonyms. It is my impression that $- prefix is used more in poetry and )$R everywhere else in Tanakh. It acts as if it were a contraction. That's what I notice. As a result, I missed your objections.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> On 02/02/2005 22:55, Karl Randolph wrote:
> > ... If we accept that $- in Judges 1:6 is a constraction for )$R, ...
> Karl, I have twice in the last month or so outlined very strong
> evidence against this assumption. Please answer my arguments or
> stop making this assumption.
> As a reminder, I accept that $- is a synonym of )$R, and thus
> probably the rest of your argument here. But you ruin it by this
> unjustified and baseless assertion.
> -- Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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