bereshit and mereshit.

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Mon Mar 18 09:10:17 EST 2002


Oops, SVO!
Sorry.
Liz

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Moon-Ryul Jung [mailto:moon at sogang.ac.kr]
> Sent: Mon, March 18, 2002 7:20 AM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: RE: bereshit and mereshit.
> 
> 
> > I accept Rashi's opinion primarily because once
> > taking Hebrew from Dan Fleming in grad school at NYU,
> >  I mis-translated something and was very embarrassed.
> >  In fact it was this very thing,   that a VSO clause should be
> > a pluperfect, that it does not move the narrative along. 
> 
> 
> DO you mean SVO?
> 
> Moon
> Moon R. Jung
> Sogang Univ, Seoul, Korea
> 
> > So I went home and looked it up in Gesenius, and there it was, 
> > and so I checked in Rashi and it was there too, so there you are.
> > The story we were reading was the story of Dinah. Then I
> > noticed that this VSO thing popped up everywhere.
> > There have been other things too, which suggest that Rashi
> > knows what he's talking about.
> > So that's why.
> > Liz
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Bill Rea [mailto:cctr114 at cantsl.canterbury.ac.nz]
> > > Sent: Sun, March 17, 2002 6:50 PM
> > > To: Biblical Hebrew
> > > Subject: RE: bereshit and mereshit.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Liz wrote:-
> > > 
> > > >I haven't been following this thread at all,
> > > >so I hope I'm not repeating stuff. But wasn't all this
> > > >discussed already years ago on this list? Anyway,
> > > >according to Rashi, it is in the construct state,
> > > >which is good enough for me, frankly.
> > > 
> > > Why do accept Rashi's opinion?  His commentary is pretty old and our
> > > knowledge of the language has improved greatly since he lived.
> > > 
> > > 
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