[b-hebrew] VERBS

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Tue Jul 26 12:40:23 EDT 2005


In Modern Hebrew, past-tense motion verbs (but not other
verbs) are used for future-tense suggestions (e.g., "HALAXNU?,"
literally "did we go?"  meaning "shall we go?") [This example is
doubly interesting because "SHARNU," "did we sing?" cannot mean "shall
we sing?"  It basically only works with motion verbs.]



It's "halachnu?" - and it's an idiom, idioms are in a class by themselves.




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