[b-hebrew] syntax question

Liz Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Wed Sep 3 10:12:24 EDT 2003


The point is how do you say "I wanted *him to go* yesterday."
Liz


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Burks [mailto:rburks9400 at comcast.net]
> Sent: Wed, September 03, 2003 9:48 AM
> To: Liz Fried; Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] syntax question
>
>
> Lisbeth,
>
> I did not find any examples of exactly the type of sentences you
> propose in
> your question, and I am certain there are others who will weigh in on this
> but I shall point to two passages that when pasted together would make the
> type of statement you are looking for.  In Hosea   6:6  "For I
> desire mercy
> ..." [JPS] and  2 Chronicles 28:1  "but he did not ..." [KJV] "and he did
> not" [JPS].  The clauses in your sentence could be independent clauses and
> are connected together only by the conjunction.  I don't see why you can't
> create independent clauses in BH much in the same way and glue
> them together
> with the waw conjunction.
>
> But maybe I am missing something
>
> Bill Burks
>
>
>
> On 9/3/03 8:41 AM, "Liz Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu> wrote:
>
> > Dear All,
> > I've started to study modern Hebrew
> > (I"m going to be teaching at the Rothberg School in
> > Jerusalem this fall.)
> > In modern Hebrew to say "I wanted her to marry him,
> > but she didn't," you have to say "I wanted that she will
> > marry him, but she did not marry him."
> > How would you say this in BH? I can't think of an example.
> > Thanks.
> > Liz
> >
> >
> > Lisbeth S. Fried
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