[b-hebrew] Re: deriving stems (was:

Trevor Peterson 06peterson at cua.edu
Wed Nov 12 17:18:27 EST 2003


Peter wrote:

> There are major differences between different native speakers 
> of English 
> about how productive such processes can be. For example, Americans 
> commonly verb nouns, but we British don't, for us "verb" is 
> not a verb.
> 
> There may be similar differences between Hebrew speakers about the 
> productivity of binyanim.

That's fine. But even in American English, I think there's an obvious
difference between verbing a noun and selecting the past tense form of a
verb. That's the kind of difference I'm talking about for Hebrew.

Trevor Peterson
CUA/Semitics




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