[b-hebrew] nun hay hay verb "to wail"
B. M. Rocine
brocine at twcny.rr.com
Wed Sep 27 17:39:27 EDT 2006
In a few minutes' search, I found none of my grammars are much help on
your question about this unique root. I think NHH is a geminate root.
In the Qal qatal I think it would conjugate like a third heh, like so:
Qal participle m. p. , which I give as a "present," would be
I don't know if NHH is in current use. If it is, perhaps one of our
native speakers of Israeli Hebrew can confirm my answers. A college
edition modern Hebrew dictionary would also answer your question, I
think, but I am not sure if anyone who owns one is listening.
Hoping to help a little, but don't quote me on any of it! ;-)
kenneth greifer wrote:
> Is the verb spelled nun hay hay "to wail" a geminate verb? Could it be
> conjugated using just nun and hay? If it could , how would it be conjugated
> as the present tense masculing plural if you used nun hay? Would it be nun
> hay yum mem or nun yud mem? Even if this verb is not a geminate verb , how
> would a geminate verb spelled with hay as the second and third root letters
> be conjugated in this way? Would both hays be dropped?
> Kenneth Greifer
B. M. Rocine
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