[b-hebrew] syntax question
peterkirk at qaya.org
Wed Sep 3 12:11:51 EDT 2003
On 03/09/2003 07:27, Liz Fried wrote:
>The clause you suggest "I desire mercy" is not what I'm getting at.
>How do you say "I desire *him to be* merciful"?
>>From: Richard Burks [mailto:rburks9400 at comcast.net]
>>Sent: Wed, September 03, 2003 10:02 AM
>>To: Liz Fried; Biblical Hebrew
>>Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] syntax question
>>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
>>I guess I will let someone else respond ... And maybe I will learn
>>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."
Surely the construction you are looking for is something like XPC +
infinitive construct + personal suffix. But I can only find one possible
example in the HB, Job 33:32. In such a case the personal suffix is
regularly subjective, see GKC 115c, so NIV's "I want you to be cleared"
is more likely than "I want to justify you".
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