Verb trial thesis
ButhFam at compuserve.com
Fri Apr 5 02:33:20 EST 2002
> Does a weqatal in a string of
>wayyiqtols or a wayyiqtol in a past-tense weqatal sequence present no
They absolutely show a distinction. veqatal in a vayyiqtol string is
the "other" TAM. A vayyiqtol in a veqatal string is the "other" TAM.
both are exactly like a yiqtol (=veqatal) in qatal (=vayyiqtol) string
and a qatal (=vayyiqtol) in a yiqtol (=veqatal) string (Yes this happens).
As for a historic present thesis of vayyiqtol. That's not Hebrew, but
a dead end alley pursued by robert Young in the 19th century. One
way to switch to the past in a string of present settings is to use
vayyiqtol. X+qatal works, too, of course.
Randall Buth, PhD
Director, Biblical Language Center
and Lecturer, Biblical Hebrew
Rothberg International School
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