[b-hebrew] double ayins

Trevor Peterson 06peterson at cua.edu
Wed Sep 24 05:25:16 EDT 2003


Michael wrote:

> So, what do you think: do we merely
> have here a dittography or something reflective of a 
> quad-literal root rw((?

Probably not. This looks like a Dt verb from rw(. It's not uncommon to
get this kind of shape. The introductory grammars will tend to call it a
hitpolal and probably stick it somewhere toward the end of the book. I
prefer to think of it as a weak realization of the Dt binyan.

Trevor Peterson
CUA/Semitics




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