Prefix or Imperfect, Qal or D

Joseph Brian Tucker music at
Wed Sep 15 17:40:32 EDT 1999


I am using Kittel, Hoffer and Wright. I am getting a little concerned about 
the terminology. What do you sugguest beginning students need to know about 
terminology? For example:

1. Prefix or imperfect form.

2. Affix or perfect form.

3. Qal Piel or D, D2, etc.

What is the most appropriate way to describe the differences in terms, 
(aspect and stem names,etc.) to beginning students?

4. Should the traditional labels for stems be kept, or is there enough 
reasons to accept the newer labels? Could someone provide me a list of 
those labels?


Brian Tucker
music at
Riverview, MI

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