[b-hebrew] Even-Shoshan + Verb recognition

wattswestmaas wattswestmaas at eircom.net
Sat May 22 17:48:38 EDT 2004

George, what i meant by descriptive absence was this: In Shoshan every root
verb entry is accompanied by all the nuances of definitions for each stem
that the verb is found in, and all the verb stems. But now and again I find
an entry where this does not happen.

Regards Chris

W:Ha)fDfM YfDa( )eT_XaW.fH )i$:T.oW WaT.aHaR WaT."LeD . . . .

I'm not sure what you mean by "descriptive absence."  Do you mean that it
fails to describe the form for you?  It is a pe yod verb impf 3 fs with
W-consec from YfLaD.  This appears to have originally been a pe waw verb
which accounts for the difference in vowels.  BDB states that this occurs
61 times (though BDB doesn't describe the form either.  For a description
you would probably need an analytical lexicon -- which I don't
particularly recommend unless you can limit your usage to only those
cases where you're really stuck).  I did a quick search and found 124
occurrences.  I must confess that I haven't checked each of these, but a
cursory survey seems to confirm them.


On Sat, 22 May 2004 13:10:43 +0200 "wattswestmaas"
<wattswestmaas at eircom.net> writes:
> Dear All,
> Please could someone enlighten me with their expertise:  This has
> often
> happened and I need now to understand why.  Sometimes when I look up
> a verb
> in Even shoshan's concordance there is often a descriptive absence
> of its
> form under the root.
> For example - Following a reading of Genesis 4:1:  The verb TeLeD
> (supposedly an imperfect that I absolutely can not fit into any
> known
> conjugation) Working on the premise that I am at fault in my
> understanding I
> try to look it up.  It is listed on page 468 under number 146. And
> yes this
> provides, in this instance, no further understanding of the way
> this
> imperfect?? is conjugated.
> Thankyou, Chris.
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