initial waw

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at
Sun May 26 10:31:59 EDT 2002

Dear All,
I joined the Weingreen self-study Hebrew group
and I've a question. Weingreen is teaching everyone
that normal BH word order is VSO, so he has
sentences like Amar HaShem zeh tov.
Do sentences like that actually appear in the Tanak,
or  are all such sentences actually wawVSO?
Are sentences like the above without the waw
actually grammatical? They feel very strange to me.
I'm sure they're useful pedagogically tho.


Lisbeth S. Fried
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48109-1285
lizfried at

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