Hebrew verb and noun list based on frequency

yochanan bitan ButhFam at compuserve.com
Sun Sep 19 07:07:02 EDT 1999

et merci pour le 'bonjour', camaille
shalom veshana tova.

>>what i remember from mitchell are occasional "verbs" vocalized as a
>>qal/root that don't exist. this can be difficult and misleading for
>>beginning students.
 > Yes : under the same *shmd* for example, Mitchel writes shamad,
 > in the foreword that unpronounceable words are more difficult to learn
 > for this reason, all verb roots have been provided with vowels.

pedagogically, i favor learning real words. it's the way all kids, both
ancient and modern, have had to do it.  shamad is not a word. nishmad and
hishmid are real words. 

still, anyone who has helped another enter the world of biblical hebrew is
to be congratualed.

randall buth

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