[b-hebrew] Waw Consecutive in Narrative Hebrew Narrative

CS Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 14 12:33:26 EDT 2003


On 10/14/03 8:32 AM, "Ken Penner" <pennerkm at mcmaster.ca> wrote:

> Particularly the WYHY seems to occur relatively frequently at the beginning
> of narratives. I would be especially hesitant about assuming continuity when
> a sentence beginning with WYHY includes a specific time reference.

Ken,

I agree. In fact WYHY has been and should be subject to independent
analysis. In terms of discourse marking function it is probably similar to
kai egeneto in the LXX and NT. To lump it together with other WPC verbs
seems like a path which will lead to confusion.


greetings,
Clay Bartholomew 
 





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