[b-hebrew] "their mouth" compared to "their fruit"

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 14:37:22 EST 2007


You missed it. DeGLaM is not once found in Tanakh, DeGeLeYHeM is found
three times, according to a quick electronic search of the text.

Karl W. Randolph.

On 2/6/07, George Athas <george.athas at moore.edu.au> wrote:
> Hi Isaac!
> It may be worth your while taking a closer look at Hebrew morphology. Words
> such as AB ('father') retain the final yodh in their construct forms; it is
> not an extraneous yodh added purely for euphony, but is rather reflective of
> their original morphology, which ended in a vowel (the verb forms developed
> into III-he in Biblical Hebrew).
> Furthermore, segholate nouns like DEGEL come from originally one syllable
> forms. In the case of DEGEL, it's original form is *DIGL. The development
> into DEGEL was due to Hebrew's dislike of consonantal clusters. A similar
> phenomenon happens in some verb forms, such as the Wayyiqtol or Jussive
> forms of Hiphil III-he verbs.
> Best Regards,
> Moore Theological College (Sydney)
> 1 King St, Newtown, NSW 2042, Australia
> Ph: (+61 2) 9577 9774

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