[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 45, Issue 35

jvass at indiana.edu jvass at indiana.edu
Wed Sep 27 07:24:08 EDT 2006


Can anyone shed some light on why and how so many Hebrew nouns (it 
seems like as many as
40%)came to be irregular in regards to gender? I am refering to nouns 
that take plural
endings of one gender and modifiers of the opposite gender.

Jill
Quoting Yitzhak Sapir <yitzhaksapir at gmail.com>:

> On 9/27/06, Yonah Mishael wrote:
>> I have never heard of this book, and I don't know where I could get my
>> hands on it. What different light could this book shine on what
>> "gender" means (beyond just "feminine")? Generally it has to do with
>> agreement between a noun and its modifiers, regardless of the natural
>> gender of the given noun -- que yo sepa.
>>
>> $LWM,
>> Yonah
>
> Perhaps this link would be of help:
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/b-hebrew/2000-January/006407.html
>
> Yitzhak Sapir
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