Role of Piel, Hiphil, etc. was Re: [b-hebrew] Why Semitic languages had no written vowels?

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Mon May 2 17:04:00 EDT 2005


On 02/05/2005 20:28, Karl Randolph wrote:

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>Vadim claimed that Piel is merely an intensive Qal. I’ve heard that claim before from others. If that is true, ...
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This is simply untrue, as a generalisation. It may be true for a few 
verbs e.g. $BR, but more commonly the distinction is that piel is causative.

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