[b-hebrew] prepositions and grammar
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Tue Oct 4 16:14:49 EDT 2005
On Tue, 4 Oct 2005 21:35:09 +0300 "Vadim Cherny" <VadimCherny at mail.ru>
> So you suggest to ignore prepositions when convenient? Next, shall we
> Vadim Cherny
> > >4) "became a living soul" ignores the preposition le, "became for
> > >living soul."
> > I'm joining this argument in the middle, but let me point out that
> > preposition "L" here should not be translated "for." Rather, the
> > preposition is a consequence of Hebrew grammar. In a language
> such as
> > English, in which the grammar does not require a preposition, the
> > is best left untranslated.
> > It is a common mistake to translate grammatical elements into
> > ones, or vice versa.
> > With wishes for a healthy and happy 5766,
> > -Joel Hoffman
> > http://www.exc.com/JoelHoffman
It is not a case of ignoring prepositions. It is a case of giving them
their proper significance in context.
Go learn Hebrew.
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