[b-hebrew] shewa in imperative

Stoney Breyer stoneyb at touchwood.net
Wed Jun 22 14:08:46 EDT 2005


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From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Vadim Cherny

cross-linguistically in imperatives: reduction of first vowel, emphatic
elongation of the second.

let's go - l'ts goo!
record - r'cOrd!

Perhaps in other languages; but in English "l'ts go" will not be
encountered, and the reduction in "r'cord" distinguishes verb from noun,
not imperative from other verbal forms.

Stoney Breyer
Writer/Touchwood






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