[b-hebrew] syntax question

Richard Burks rburks9400 at comcast.net
Wed Sep 3 10:02:06 EDT 2003


Liz,

As I noted maybe I was missing something ... However if both the clauses
have a perfective meaning then they seem to say what you are asking ...
Exactly what time in the past does not seem important, the fact that both
clauses in your example are completed action seem the critical factor to me.
But then I don't see why you would have to say it differently in modern
Hebrew either.  

I guess I will let someone else respond ... And maybe I will learn
something.

Bill

On 9/3/03 9:12 AM, "Liz Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu> wrote:

> 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
>>> 
>>> 
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