ghatav at aall.ufl.edu
Thu Sep 30 05:36:44 EDT 1999
Dear Rolf and Dave,
The form suggests that it is an adjective or pt. (Benoni, or qotel) - see
BDB. However, I was thinking of the construction <HALOX W+INF> when
suggesting lthat <wgadel> is W+INF. I do not believe there exists a
construction such as <HALOX W+qotel> or l<HALOX + W+adj.)
>Dear Galia and Dave,
>My suggestion is that the word is an adjective+waw.
>University of Oslo
>>How did you come to the conclusion that W:GFD"AL is in wqatal? I believe it
>>is an infinitive prefixed by a WAW.
>>>In Gen 26:13 we seem to have a rogue weqatal, W:GFD"L. The
>>>two preceding clauses are both wayyiqtol, the following one
>>>(subordinated with a preposition) is qatal. I can't see any reason
>>>why a weqatal would be between these. BHS suggests repointing
>>>to W:GFDOL to make conjunction + adjective, but I'm not so sure.
>>>It looks to me like this may be an example of qatal with the simple
>>>conjunction rather than a weqatal, but I'm wondering what others
>>>think. How does your approach to the verb system treat this word?
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