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.
> -----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
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