[b-hebrew] derivation of torah and **h nouns

Vadim Cherny VadimCherny at mail.ru
Thu Sep 28 02:10:14 EDT 2006


There are plenty of Hebrew words of **ah form. Only a tiny subset of them,
to*ah, could be theoretically attributed to i*h roots. Thus, the orthodox
hypothesis doesn't pass the Occam's because it assumes different derivation
for to*ah and other **ah words. I suggest a common derivation for all **ah
words: **+suffix of result h.

Vadim Cherny


> 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
>
> On 9/26/06, Reinhard G. Lehmann <lehmann at uni-mainz.de> wrote:
> >  From time to time it would be a good idea to have a look at
> > Diethelm Michel, Grundlegung einer hebräischen Syntax. Teil 1: Genus und
> > Numerus des Nomens,
> > Neukirchen 1977 and 2nd edition 2004
> > to get some idea what a "feminine" really was...
> >
> > Reinhard G. Lehmann
> > > I think you would do well to read about noun patterns in /Biblical
> > > Hebrew Syntax/ by Waltke and O'Connor (pages 83-94), paying specific
> > > attention to ?5.6, entitled "Patterns with Prefixing," on pages 90-92.
> > > ?5.6.c addresses the T-prefix.
> > >
> >
> > >> And so I wonder
> > >> whether there would be agreement to the following 'idea' (based on
> > >> Gesenius's reasoning) that while this concept was masterful, strong,
> > >> dominant and hence a masculine ideal; it is rather by absolute
contrast a
> > >> productive, sustaining, nourishing concept! and hence feminine.  (All
this
> > >> assuming that Torah is understood along the lines that it means nore
> > >> teaching and guiding and instruction rather than the negative concept
of
> > >> 'Law' as assumed in some circles)
> > >>
> > >> What are your thoughts on this?
> >
> >
> >
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> Yonah Mishael ben Avraham
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