[b-hebrew] BH verbal system
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 21:43:10 EST 2010
On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 4:46 PM, s.a.breyer <s.a.breyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> My faith in the admirable clarity and rigor of your analysis is
> profoundly shaken by this:
> > It is a fundamental linguistic truth that verbs used in narratives
> have past reference.
> On what basis do you make this assertion? It seems to me neither
> self-evident nor borne out by linguistic fact, teste folktale and joke
> on the one hand, and the practice of many eminent writers of fiction on
> the other.
> Stoney Breyer
> Writer / Touchwood Creative
> In Biblical Hebrew, where almost all the narratives are history, i.e. past.
I don’t think he means modern authors, nor folklore.
Karl W. Randolph.
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