[b-hebrew] The mystery of vav-consecutive

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Tue May 24 10:39:13 EDT 2005


On 24/05/2005 15:19, Ken Penner wrote:

>>Sorry, my mistake. I thought that Driver was writing in the 1930s. 
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>I would guess you are thinking of a different "Driver", G. R. Driver wrote
>_Problems of the Hebrew Verbal System_ in 1936.
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That's the book I thought you were referring to. Sorry.

>>Did Driver use the word "aspect" as early as 1874?
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>No, the earliest use of the word "aspect" I know of for Hebrew was Kennedy's
>1879 translation of Ewald: "But the simplest distinction of time in an
>action is, that the speaker first of all merely separates between the two
>grand and opposite aspects under which every conceivable action may be
>regarded" (1). Where Kennedy has "aspects" Ewald (1870) had "unterscheide."
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>It was Rodiger who imported Ewald's terms "imperfect" and "perfect" into his
>revision of Gesenius' grammar.
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Thank you.


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