[b-hebrew] Fw: WAYYIQTOL

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 9 17:31:17 EST 2004



Karl Randolph <kwrandolph at email.com> wrote, inter alia:
"....but 
the WAYYIQTOL form referred to a functionality 
that was unique to Hebrew, ..."

I'm not sure what you mean, Karl. In Arabic the imperfect often serves as the participle, or,  what is vulgarly known,  the present tense, to this day.This often follows the conjuction of the attached "F" letter, vowelled "fa", one of the Arabic equivalents to the Heb. "W", the other being  "wa" familiar to members of this list.

However one would need an Arabist  for further elaboration.

Uri 

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