[b-hebrew] Well, well well, Whose changing a hundred years of a basic rule - Infinite Absolute!

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 14:18:38 EST 2006


On 10/30/06, Yonah Mishael wrote:
> Regarding this topic, I also learned that an infinitive absolute
> coupled with a finite verb form is an intensifier. I would be
> interested in any *evidence* to demonstrate that it only means "liable
> to", though I think this is stretching. If you have more from the
> author, please forward at least the bibliographical note to the list.

Dear Yonah,

He provided a reference.  I assume he means reading 2.1 in that
book:
http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/languages/pdf/Zvi_excerpt.pdf

An excerpt that relates to 1 Sam 1:28 is here:
http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/languages/pdf/Zvi_excerpt.pdf

Yitzhak Sapir



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