[b-hebrew] The DikDukBuk

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sat Jun 12 19:10:36 EDT 2004


Hi Mark,

If you look through the list archive, you'll find that the question of
Modern Hebrew was discussed recently. Some of us are of the opinion that MH
and BH are not all that different and the MH is useful for understanding BH.
Others consider the two to be practically different languages. In any case
one must remember that many of the BH grammer has been "modernized" in MH,
and that many BH words have taken on (or have been given) quite different
meaning in MH. As long as you remember this, you should be okay.

As far as "12 Hebrew constants that can "ONLY" be used as part of the root
of a word", I've never thought about it that way, but since ) b h w y k l m
n $ t are all used for various purposes, that leaves 11.

Yigal


----- Original Message -----
From: "wesley4christ " <wesley4christ at blackplanet.com>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 11:47 PM
Subject: [b-hebrew] The DikDukBuk


> Hello,
>      Has anyone been to this site?  http://www.learnhebrewisrael.com/
> The Rabbi has a unique system for learning Hebrew.  I believe that it is
modern Hebrew that he teaches.  He also wrote something called the
"DikDukBuk."
>      After listening to one of the sample lessons, I have three questions.
>
> 1.  I have had Biblical Hebrew one and two in Seminary.  Is modern Hebrew
much different?  I am considering learning modern Hebrew and I wanted to get
an idea of what I am up against.
>
> 2.  This Rabbi says that there are 12 Hebrew constants that can "ONLY" be
used as part of the root of a word.  He says that whenever you see one of
these constants that they must be part of the root.  I do not remember ever
hearing this before.  Is this true with Ancient Hebrew as well as modern
Hebrew?
>
>      Thank you very much.
>
> Sincerely,
> Mark Thompson
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