[b-hebrew] Tenses and aspects; was: footnotes

B. M. Rocine brocine at twcny.rr.com
Mon Aug 8 07:43:10 EDT 2005

Hi Rolf,

Nope.  bimqom "in a place" belongs with your clause c.


Rolf Furuli wrote:
> Dear Bryan,
> Now I realize that we use the concept clause-initial (I have used 
> sentence-initial with the same meaning) very differently. For me a 
> clause-initial verb is one that begins a clause with no element preceding. I 
> use the term "clause" in the normal sense: "a syntagm that contains subject 
> and verbal ( implicit or explicit verbal)". Basically I find that this 
> definition accords with Masoretic pointing. Above )TM, the word before the 
> YIQTOL we are discussing, we find a zaqef qaton, which is a strong accent. 
> This marks the end of the previous clause, as I see it.
> In 3) I find four clauses:
> a) "In the place where it was said (YIQTOL) to them"  verbal clause
> b) "`You are not my  people,`"  nominal clause
> c) "it will be said (YIQTOL) to them" verbal clause
> d) "`The sons of the living God`"  nominal clause with implicit "you are"

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