[b-hebrew] Hebrew grammar, (was Zech 6:8)
furuli at online.no
Fri Nov 25 02:33:35 EST 2005
Allow me to ask a few questions.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Kummerow" <farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com>
To: "Herman Meester" <crazymulgogi at gmail.com>; <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 5:04 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Zech 6:8
> Gday Herman.
> In my view, "tenses" are an OK starting point with the BH verbal system
> in that in my view the verbal forms are prototypically used to make
> tense distinctions. However, with a system of only a few forms in a
> world in which more semantic distinctions than tense are necessary, of
> course the verbal forms can be, and are, used to make aspectual
> distinctions: perfective, imperfective, etc.
Do you by "tense" mean "grammaticalized location in time" or just "temporal
What does "prototypically" mean?
. I don't
> know of any grammar that has yet to work with a seven vowel system, even
> though this view has become pretty much the consensus outside the
What does it mean "to work with a seven vowel system"?
> David Kummerow.
University of Oslo
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