dwashbur at nyx.net
Tue Jul 20 16:53:38 EDT 2004
I'm a tad undecided on weqatal, but the available contexts do suggest that
it's a separate form. I won't go to the stake for it, though.
On Tuesday 20 July 2004 12:35, Sameer Yadav wrote:
> Would you say the same about the weqatal?
> - Sameer
> --- Dave Washburn <dwashbur at nyx.net> wrote:
> > 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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