strings of nouns/adjectives

Andrew & Debby Kulikovsky hermeneutics at kulikovskyonline.net
Thu Sep 5 11:02:19 EDT 2002


On 10:42 AM 5/09/2002 -0400, Yigal Levin wrote:
>At 04:37 PM 9/5/2002 +0200, you wrote:
> >At 10:23 AM 5/09/2002 -0400, Yigal Levin wrote:
> >>At 04:13 PM 9/5/2002 +0200, Andrew & Debby Kulikovsky wrote:
> >> >Another syntax question.
> >> >
> >> >In Gen 1:20, the waters are to teem with "sherez nephesh chayyah"
> >> >
> >> >Now, is this two separate objects? Swarming things AND living, breathing
> >> >things.
> >> >
> >> >Or a single object? Swarming, living breathing things.
> >> >
> >> >In the latter case, the noun sherez would function as an adjective.
> >> >
> >>
> >>I would read it as a construct, with "sherez" meaning "brood" (offspring):
> >>"the offspring of living things that are in the water".
> >
> >But wouldn't the string be terminated by a definite noun if this were so?
>
>Yes, "Hayyah", "living thing".

In my GRAMCORD text, it is parsed as an adjective? Why do you say it is a 
definite noun?


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Andrew
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