tiberian weak spot, II

Vincent DeCaen decaen at chass.utoronto.ca
Thu Dec 9 16:03:46 EST 1999


sorry about that, i thought after Seow's grammar we'd all gotten with the
new program.... anyway. to give a concrete example, the common root DBR.
almost as many qal/G-stem and piel/D-stem. could it be that many other
forms might've been G-stem, but the distinction got levelled in favour of
tiberian D-stem? since only in the participle is the distinction visible
in the consonantal text.

interesting in this case the concentration in the psalms. suggests the
qal/G-stem had a thee-thou flavour about it. also odd the number in the
book of numbers.  whereas, classical hebrew prose (sam-kings) is
piel/D-stem.

further, if in free variation within a given dialect, is there a usage
difference?

just things i think about. to what extent could the reading tradition be
masking real variation?

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