[b-hebrew] weyiqtol

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Tue Jul 20 01:07:21 EDT 2004

On Monday 19 July 2004 20:46, cmeadows3 at verizon.net wrote:
> Hi all,
> Please forgive me if this is redundant.  I was reading Rolf Furuli's
> excellent paper on pragmatic and semantic factors.  I've not heard of
> "WEYIQTOL" as a tense before.

It isn't.  It's the yiqtol tense with a conjunction.  Hence, in your example 
below, you would be correct.  There is a distinct difference between the 
weyiqtol, which is actually two words, and wayyiqtol, which is one word 
(Rolf's difference of opinion notwithstanding).  The former is a common tense 
with a simple conjunction, the latter is a distinct form with different force 
than the latter.

> Using Isaiah 43:10 as an example - ..."that ye may know and BELIEVE me and
> understand..."  I looked this up in the archives but cannot quite put my
> finger on it.
> I would have seen the "BELIEVE" (VeTAAMINU) as simply a hiphil imperfect
> with conjunctive waw.  Is every similar example of sequential yiqtols with
> waw conjunctive a WEYIQTOL?  Or in other words is every waw conjunctive a
> weyiqtol?  Thanx!

Dave Washburn
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