[b-hebrew] mishqalim - noun sound patterns
hholmyard at ont.com
Wed Dec 6 13:41:09 EST 2006
Christopher V. Kimball wrote:
> "mishqalim", hebrew noun sound patterns, are supposedly helpful in
> decoding nouns from their roots. Any opinions as to whether studying
> this approach is worthwhile would be appreciated. Does anyone know of
> an in-print, English language text on this subject?
Yes, it's worthwhile. It makes it easier to recognize the verbal root
behind derivative nouns. It helps in recognizing the formation pattern
of nouns in general. It is part of normal second year Hebrew study.
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