[b-hebrew] Weak verbs again - sorry

George F. Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Thu Jun 3 18:41:07 EDT 2004

You apparently missed the note that a form ending in a consonant takes a
connecting vowel when a suffix is added.  This means that it could not be
$aKaXNi [adapting your entry to b-hebrew standards] as you indicate. 
Then too, don't forget that a gutteral prefer an 'a' vowel.


On Thu, 3 Jun 2004 23:07:56 +0200 "wattswestmaas"
<wattswestmaas at eircom.net> writes:
> Page H. Kelly has thrown up a verb in his book which does not fit any 
> of his
> 'good' teaching; and van der Merwe's reference grammar leaves me 
> also
> twiddling my thumbs.  The verb is from Isaiah 49:14  --  ...and my 
> Lord has
> FORGOTTEN me...  --  I must say that i had really expected something 
> like
> SHaCaCHNi.  Kelly says also that ALL Lamed gutterals with added 
> suffixes are
> conjugated like their Strong verb counterparts (except two, but this 
> one
> does not fit into that category).  Van der Merwe on page 104/105 
> mentions
> suffixes but alas that is no help either.
> Since this verb is a QAL stem in the perfect 1st person,  WHY does 
> it not
> point the 'nice way' and the 'correct way'?   I have really tried to 
> work
> out what has been lengthened, changed or whatever.
> I give up!!!
> Thankyou all, Chris.
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