[b-hebrew] verbs

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Tue Jul 26 18:07:04 EDT 2005


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Read, James C" <K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk>

> Thia question is more addressed to the isrealis among us?
>
> How are the verbs in modern hebrew understood? Is there more
> of an emphasis on tense or an aspect? Or are there different
> circumstances in which one prevails over the other while using
> the same basic form?

Modern Hebrew treats verbs as tenses. Most Israelis assume that biblical
Hebrew should be read the same way, and in most cases this does not affect
the meaning of the verb.

Yigal





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