[b-hebrew] "Shaf`el" in Hebrew?
yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 16:23:38 EST 2005
Peter Kirk wrote:
> I don't know what the ancient Hebrew convention might have been,
> but the modern (at least English) one is that each one of the
> authors of a joint composition identifies himself or herself with a
> first person reference and a name - exactly as here.
It is ambiguous. "Deborah and Barak sang" can mean that they
both sang the whole song together, that they composed the song
together, or that Deborah sang parts of it, and Barak other parts of
it. You would have harder time explaining "Uri Uri Deborah, Uri Uri
Dabbri Shir." Is Deborah speaking to herself here?
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