Ending on a vowel?

Jonathan D. Safren yonsaf at beitberl.ac.il
Thu Dec 13 05:27:41 EST 2001

Somehow I am bothered by the use of the paradigm verb qatal (kill) in this
day and age. Wouldn't katab (write) or $pt (judge, rule, save) be more
suitable for scholars specializing in Hebrew Bible?
What was good for Gesenius is not necessarily good for us.
Jonathan D. Safren
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sרren Holst" <sh at teol.ku.dk>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 11:29 AM
Subject: SV: Ending on a vowel?

> How abot a perfectly ordinary 2nd person masc. sing. perfect verb like
> qatalta?
> Soren, Cph
> > -----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
> > Fra: Peter Kirk [SMTP:Peter_Kirk at sil.org]
> > Sendt: 12. december 2001 19:18
> > Til: Biblical Hebrew
> > Emne: RE: Ending on a vowel?
> >
> > Yes. But the only permitted word final vowel point (apart from a silent
> > shewa in a kaph or on a final consonant cluster) is qamets, and then
> > following kaph and nun.
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