[b-hebrew] The DikDukBuk

George F. Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Sat Jun 12 18:55:07 EDT 2004


He's wrong about he.  It is used in the prefix in Hiphil and Hithpael so
it can't automatically be considered part of the root.

gfsomsel
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On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 06:30:21 +0800 "wesley4christ "
<wesley4christ at blackplanet.com> writes:
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "George F. Somsel" <gfsomsel at juno.com>
> Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 18:12:08 -0400
> To: wesley4christ at blackplanet.com
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] The DikDukBuk
> 
> > I wouldn't vouch for the number twelve, though I assume the rabbi 
> knows
> > whereof he speaks.  If you think about it for a moment you will 
> realize
> > that there are certain consonants which are used in prefixes or 
> affixes,
> > certain consonants that are used as prepositions, etc.  Whatever 
> is left
> > can only be part of the root.
> > 
> > gfsomsel
> > ________
> > On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 05:47:24 +0800 "wesley4christ "
> > <wesley4christ at blackplanet.com> writes:
> > > 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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> 
> This Rabbi seems to be dealing with Biblical Hebrew.  I was not sure 
> at first.  He categorizes all Hebrew consonants into four groups, 
> with some of the consonants fitting into more than one group.  
> (Root, Prefix, Suffix, Infix)  
> 
> He also considers the Alphabet to have 28 consonants.  He counts 
> seen and sheen as two different consonants and then he adds in the 
> final forms of the five consonants that have final forms.
> 
> And finally, according to him, all of the consonants can be used in 
> the root of a word but 12 of the consonants can only be used in the 
> root.  They are gimel, dalet, zayin, he, het, samek, ayin, pe, sade, 
> qop, res, and seen.  
> 
> So I think that you have answered my question, but I was still 
> wondering about modern Hebrew.  Is it much different from Ancient 
> Hebrew?
> 
> Thank you very much.
> 
> Mark Thompson
> 
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