[b-hebrew] verb nun bet tet in hiphil

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 23:23:17 EST 2007


Kenneth:

On 2/26/07, kenneth greifer <greifer at hotmail.com> wrote:
> My understanding is that verbs can have a hiphil form that  can mean to
> cause to do something, but what about verbs that are always in the hiphil?
>
> If the verb with the root letters nun bet tet means "to look", how would
> someone say "to cause to look" if this verb is already in the hiphil form?
>
Have you considered that the dictionary meaning is already in the
hiphil, causative meaning? In which case, the dictionary meaning is
not exact?

This verb is pointed once as a piel, and a few other times only the
pointing indicates a hiphil, is that pointing always right?

> Sincerely,
>
> Kenneth Greifer
> USA

Karl W. Randolph.



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