[b-hebrew] Re: Liver & Glory - Qamets & Shewa
peterkirk at qaya.org
Thu Jun 9 06:58:48 EDT 2005
On 09/06/2005 05:30, tladatsi at charter.net wrote:
>Thanks to everyone for the interesting discussion.
>OK, I got the *defective* holem vav part. What about the
>qamats though. Liver is spelled with a qamets under the
>kaf and glory has a shewa under the kaf. In each of the
>four cases where the defective holem vav occured in *glory*
>, the shewa replaced the qamets, which was part of my
>confusion on issue.
No, this is not correct. Both words have qamats in the absolute state,
and sheva in the construct state or with a personal suffix. This is the
regular pattern of alternation for bisyllabic nouns with qamats in the
first syllable. In fact I don't think the construct of "liver" is found
in the Hebrew Bible, but the word is found with a personal suffix in
Proverbs 7:23, Lamentations 2:11. "Glory" occurs with qamats and
defective holam in Genesis 31:1 and Nahum 2:10. Data courtesy of BDB,
checked with BHS.
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