strings of nouns/adjectives

Trevor Peterson 06PETERSON at cua.edu
Thu Sep 5 11:04:45 EDT 2002


>===== Original Message From Andrew & Debby Kulikovsky 
<hermeneutics at kulikovskyonline.net> =====
>> >>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?

Why not read the first two words as a construct phrase and the last as an 
adjectival modifier on the whole thing? You still end up with the suggested 
translation above. BTW, why do you think a *definite* noun is needed?

Trevor Peterson
CUA/Semitics




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