Preterite and Imperfect

Trevor & Julie Peterson 06peterson at cua.edu
Fri May 24 15:18:55 EDT 2002


Peter wrote:

> Trevor, are there actually any cases which don't fit the following
> formula?
>
> Waw-patah-consonant-dagesh... = preterite
> Waw-qamets-aleph... = preterite (qamets is compensatory lengthening)
> Waw-patah-aleph... = imperfect
> Waw-schwa/hireq... = imperfect

What about cases where the dagesh drops from yod (mostly D(p) stems, I would
guess)?

Trevor Peterson
CUA/Semitics




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