[b-hebrew] suffixes

Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. nir at ccet.ufrn.br
Mon Feb 27 13:18:21 EST 2012


isaac,

1. i see no need to repeat my previous response.

2. the word you chose is one of the most difficult and irregular. i can
provide several contradicting conjectures to its origin.  however, it is clear
that the transformation H$TXWH --> WY$TXW is the so-called "short 
form" obtained by removing the final H, just as $TH --> WY$T or 
BKH --> WYBK.

conclusion: the -U is not a suffix here. it appears to be
a root letter of an irregular root.

nir cohen

>>>De: Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu>
Cópia: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Para: "Nir cohen - Prof. Mat." <nir at ccet.ufrn.br>
Data: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 22:11:53 -0500
Assunto: Re: [b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 110, Issue 15
1. I suspect that -UN is a curtailed HUN, a variant of HEN הן 'they'.

2. What do you say of the -U of WAYI$TAXU וישתחו = WA-YI-$TAX-U?

Isaac Fried, Boston University


On Feb 21, 2012, at 10:15 PM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:

> the -UN ending is grammatical. as far as i know it was the regular
> proto NW semitic second millenium third person plural. it was  
> preserved
> in aramaic but in BH was replaced by -U and was used only as a poetic
> synonym for it. the difference between the two is significant because
> one is possibly MILEL, the other, always MILRA.
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