[b-hebrew] Why Do They Do This????
Harold R. Holmyard III
hholmyard at ont.com
Thu May 27 09:28:17 EDT 2004
The other three men were right. You were asking about the pausal
form, and I misunderstood you. Gesenius-Kautzsch-Cowley 29m says that
when a full vowel in a tone bearing final syllable has lost the tone
before an afformative, and has become a vocal Shewa, it is restored
in pause as tone-vowel, and, if short, is lengthened. One example
given is $iM:(W ("they heard"), which in pause becomes $:Mf(W
>Subject: EZEKIEL 20:7 AND 18 HITPAEL STEM.
>Why, in place of the expected 'sheva' under the 'mem' in the verb: "defile
>yourselves", am I dissappointed to see an irritating little 'qames'??
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