[b-hebrew] Re: Boring grammar again
Christopher V. Kimball
mail at cvkimball.com
Fri May 6 19:19:24 EDT 2005
From Shmuel Bolozky's "501 Hebrew Verbs", Barron's Educational Series,
Inc., 1996, p. xii, a respected guide for students of MODERN Hebrew:
"Of special interest are the semantic relations between the binyanim.
When the total inventory of verbs is considered, little regularity is
involved. However, among the more frequent, and thus more salient, verb
forms, a significant degree of regularity is preserved, which should
somewhat facilitate a learner's ability to begin to guess, given one
form, what the meaning of a related one might be."
The binyanim provide a means of increasing the language's vocabulary in
nouns and adjectives as well as verbs.
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