[b-hebrew] We and us
farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 15 18:09:53 EST 2006
Thank you, too, for the discussion and it is exceedingly helpful for me
Due to your questioning, I am having doubts as to the status of
"bendeniz" also (I think I mentioned this just before in another post?).
In any case, it neither proves nor disproves things as there is a 2nd
person polite form in the language. So let's move on. The matter has
been a useful discussion, though, in helping to cast light onto the
issue of `abdeka etc.
> Thank you for continuing to help me here. Yes, you may be right about
> `abdeka, and certainly about "your humble servant", that they are
> analysable. But I am far from sure that this is not true of Turkish
> "bendeniz", especially since the variant "bendeleri" is found, and these
> forms are very clearly the second and third person plural possessed form
> of a known noun "bende". Yet you put forward the Turkish as an example.
> So I remain a bit confused about the criteria.
> But does it matter? It is less important to decide whether certain
> Hebrew forms fit someone's rather unclear (at least to me) definitions
> and theories than to decide what actually happens in Hebrew.
> Peter Kirk
> E-mail: peter at qaya.org <http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/b-hebrew>
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