[b-hebrew] Basic observations on WAYYIQTOL

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Wed Aug 17 14:04:46 EDT 2005


Dear Dave,

>  > I accept that Hebrew sentences can be verbless without being
>>  ungrammatical. But what looks ungrammatical here is the absence or
>>  elision of the personal suffix HINNEH. But re Gen 18:9 BDB mentions "the
>>  suffix ... being not infrequently omitted". So perhaps this is not the
>>  best example - it was simply the first possible one that I found.
>
>Ugh.  My BDB - along with all my other books - is packed.  What suffix do you
>mean?

HH: It would be an understood suffix for HINNEH , a 3fs suffix 
indicating Sarah: "See (her) in the tent."

					Yours,
					Harold Holmyard




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