bereshit and mereshit.

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Mon Mar 18 09:12:21 EST 2002


No, I goofed. SVO should be read in the pluperfect.
VSO is the ordinary narrative tense.
Liz

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Polycarp66 at aol.com [mailto:Polycarp66 at aol.com]
> Sent: Mon, March 18, 2002 8:07 AM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: bereshit and mereshit.
> 
> 
> In a message dated 3/18/2002 7:18:38 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
> moon at sogang.ac.kr writes:
> 
> > 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?
> ____________
> 
> If I understand Liz correctly she means VSO as she stated - 
> 
> BfRf) [V]  
> ):eLoHiYM [S] 
> )"T Ha$.fMaYiM W:)"T Hf)fReC [O]
> 
> She will ultimately need to answer for herself, but this is my 
> understanding.
> 
> GfSomsel
> 
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