[b-hebrew] Prepositions and grammar
VadimCherny at mail.ru
Wed Oct 5 13:40:01 EDT 2005
> It is not a matter of ignoring the preposition. It is a question of what
> is necessary to commuicate the same idea in English.
Great. And how do you know the idea, if you ignore the grammar?
> le indicates a change of state.
oh-oh. That is a kind of very remote. le is dative, pure and simple.
> In English the prepositioin would be necessary if we were to say, "The man
> changed into a living soul." The preposition is not needed with the verb
Well, now that is a circular assumption. You say, essentially, "if the verb
is 'became' with no preposition, then the preposition is unnecessary in
The Hebrew text is there for everyone to see: would become or exist
something in dative.
Shall we discuss any other examples of the Tanakh using le for an ablative?
Are you able to bring forward any such examples?
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