[b-hebrew] 1 Sam 5:6 ; Mice & Rats & Plague
C. Stirling Bartholomew
jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Mon May 3 17:13:03 EDT 2004
On 5/3/04 12:42 PM, "Harold R. Holmyard III" <hholmyard at ont.com> wrote:
> Does Hebrew have reduplicated patterns? Greek
>> of course has lots of reduplication but I wasn't aware that it was a common
>> characteristic of Hebrew. Is it???
> HH: Yes, reduplication is a feature of Hebrew. If you have GKC, check
> at 55d-g for verbs (of course) and 84b (k-p) for nouns.
Yes GKC 84b(n) and Waltke/O'Conner 5.2.h and 5.5. But reading
Waltke/O'Conner, I see that the repetition of a single consonant is called
reduplication. If that is the case the reduplication is common but I was not
in the habit of thinking of single consonant repetition as reduplication.
Why not? Who knows? How common is double consonant reduplication like the
form lxprprym found in 1QIsa(a)?
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