"functional/communicative approach" (was re: vav conversive)

Bryan Rocine brocine at earthlink.net
Fri Sep 10 13:30:36 EDT 1999


Randal Buth wrote:
B. Rocine wrote:> >Do you think it's justified to
distinguish between the
> >yiqtols?
> surely. i had limited my numbering (4.5) to the indicative
system so as not
> to include imperatives, infinitives, -ah forms, jussives,
etc.
>
> on your revised schema, i assume you would have "fientive
2" yiqtol long
> (generic) include re-curring pasts ?
> and you would have "attributive 5" also include re-curring
pasts, yes?

yes, behexlet.

>
> >fientive:  1. wayyiqtol (perfective, mainline)
> >              2. yiqtol, long (non-past and generic)
> >              3. yiqtol, short (modal)
> >
> >attributive: 4. qatal (tells what was/is)
> >                 5. weqatal (modal, considering future as
a
> >                     species of  modality, and mainline)
> >
> >imperfective 5.5. qotel
>

shanah tovah!
Bryan





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