[b-hebrew] Anahnu - Anu

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 04:39:54 EST 2006

On 11/14/06, David Kummerow wrote:
> The diachronic development in Hebrew is actually even more complicated
> as there is a third, albeit rare, form: nahnu (Gen 42:11; Exod 16:7, 8;
> Num 32:32; Lam 3:42). J-M (1.120) suggest that this form is the more
> ancient, the aleph of 'anahnu due to analogy with the 1cs. Certainly
> 'anu seems to be a phonologically reduced form of 'anahnu, and is the
> form used in Mishnaic Hebrew.

Is the )anu form used in the Hebrew DSS?  If not, what is the earliest
attestation of that form (aside from the Jeremiah occurence)?

Yitzhak Sapir

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