[b-hebrew] Re: agent or patient in Psa. 33:12?

Joel Nothman jnothman at student.usyd.edu.au
Sat May 15 11:39:31 EDT 2004


> Once the object has been established by context,
> modern Hebrew speakers *often* drop the object, don't
> they?

Definitely do. "Atah rotzeh?" is a perfect example, but it also works on  
things like "'asiti kvar".

But on the other hand after speaking so much Modern Hebrew, I can't tell  
whether my Aussie mates say "you want?" or whether that's a Hebraism I've  
adopted into my English where I should really be adding "some"...

- Joel

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