[b-hebrew] HWH hiphil/hophal conjugation
Read, James C
K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk
Tue Aug 2 13:52:57 EDT 2005
Davidson's grammar shows a series of paradigms on the back pages.
It shows examples of hiphil/hophal lamed-he verbs 3ms imperfect:
It shows examples of hiphil/hopjal pe-guttural verbs 3ms imperfect:
It shows examples of hiphil/hophal ayin-waw verbs 3ms imperfect:
The root HaWaH is irregular in all three of these respects. If we are to
reconstruct the 3ms imperfect of HWH in a scholarly way we need to apply
all three rules.
Applying the lamed-he aspect to YHWH we get:
which is popular in scholoarly circles but shown to be inaccurate.
Applying also the pe-guttural we get:
which is trisyllabic but does not agree with the YaHu/YaHo theophoric components.
Applying also the ayin-waw it is possible that the extra pe-guttural vowel causes
a change in normal vowelling that would produce something like:
which is in agreement with both the theophoric components and the transliteration
Any thoughts Peter?
I think we're both wasting our time with the I,You,He theory.
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