[b-hebrew] syntax question

B. M. Rocine brocine at twcny.rr.com
Wed Sep 3 13:41:45 EDT 2003


Hi Liz, 

Does this have the classical sound?

va'abaqqesh lah 'ish vehi' lo' haytah lo

Translated literally, "And I sought for her a man, but she became not his."

Shalom,
Bryan
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Liz Fried 
  To: Biblical Hebrew 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 9:41 AM
  Subject: [b-hebrew] syntax question


  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
  Visiting Scholar
  Department of Near Eastern Studies
  University of Michigan
  2068 Frieze Bldg.
  108 S. State Street
  Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285

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