[b-hebrew] no to aspect
furuli at online.no
Thu Feb 3 09:38:11 EST 2011
We may use verbs in Genesis , chapters 1 and 2, as examples.
Those who accept that Classical Hebrew is an aspectual language,
accepts that YIQTOL is imperfective and QATAL is perfective.
The QATAL of 1:1 and 2:5 have past reference, and the two YIQTOLs of
2:5 and the one of 2:6 have past reference as well.
1:1 : BR) - perfective
2:5: HYH and ZMH - imperfective
2:5 M+R - perfective
2:6 (LH - imperfective
In addition to YIQTOL, I analyze WAYYIQTOL and WEYIQTIL as
imperfective, and WEQATAL as perfective.
Both the QATAL of 1:2 and the YIQTOL of 2:6 have past reference.
1:2 )MR - imperfective
2:6 $QH - perfective
The conclusion of the comments above is that Classical Hebrew has
only two conjugations. All prefix forms, with and without the
conjunction WAW, are imperfective, and the suffix forms, with and
without WAW, are perfective. Tense (=grammaticalized location in
time) is nonexistent,
Those who view Classical Hebrew as an aspectual language
>Can we have examples for this as they appear the Hebrew bible?
>Isaac Fried, Boston University
>On Feb 3, 2011, at 2:27 AM, Rolf Furuli wrote:
>>perfective and imperfective aspect respectively?
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