[b-hebrew] Re: Species of Genitive (James D. Price)

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Tue Aug 31 14:40:37 EDT 2004


Dear Dave,

>The problem is that Hebrew doesn't appear to have behaved the same way English
>does.  Most adjectival constructions in BH are actually nouns used in an
>adjectival way.  In order to build a linguistic model of BH with explanatory
>adequacy, we have to account for that.

HH: I have always assumed that the Hebrew construct is a bit like 
Greek's use of the genitive. Both languages had adjectival forms, but 
they often preferred to give modification to nouns by other nouns

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard



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