BH nunation, Randy
decaen at chass.utoronto.ca
Wed May 22 17:18:17 EDT 2002
(1) i never thought to ask: what do your native speakers of biblical
hebrew do with nunation? could they tell us the rule?
(2) re no nunation in P: don't quote little ol' me, try the bigwig
Stephen Kaufman, "Paragogic nun in Biblical Hebrew", pp. 95ff, Greenfield
festschrift (1995), esp. p. 99. (personally, if this were a grad student
paper, i'd fail him without a complete rewrite, but what can you do?)
(3) i'll be glad to write a scathing critique of Hurvitz, if that would
help. but i understand there're papers in progress and/or in press that
get the main points.... but maybe it wouldn't hurt to write it up anyway,
even if i can't claim any priority, just as an exercise for my own
btw, you needn't say hi to avi for me: i work for a good friend of his
here. ;-) but thanks anyway.
Dr Vincent DeCaen
Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto
Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative (HSEI)
Have you heard the one about the accountant?
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