[b-hebrew] Observations on verb forms

gfsomsel at juno.com gfsomsel at juno.com
Sun Nov 7 15:01:48 EST 2004


On Sun, 7 Nov 2004 11:57:17 -0500 "James Bowick" <bowick at idirect.com>
writes:
> I am going back over my verb paradigms  to get my  parsing etc. down. 
>  Am I
> right that if there is a verb with only two consonants of the root 
> left in
> the form, there only four basic possibilities in reconstructing the 
> root:
> 
> 1.        It is a bi-consonental root and can be looked up as is.
> 2.        The final He has dropped.  This could only be true if the 
> root has a
> suffix.
> 3.        An initial Yod or Nun has dropped.  This could only be 
> true if the root
> has a prefix.
> 4.        The second and third letters are identical and have 
> merged.
> 
> If I am right this whole thing has just gotten a fair bit easier.  
> Could
> someone confirm or deny this for me?
> 
> Thankyou
> 
> James Bowick
> 
> _______________________________________________

You forgot the hollow verb. (II-W/Y or (-W/Y)

george
gfsomsel



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