[b-hebrew] Definite Article 7:14 - HRH

Harold Holmyard hholmyard3 at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 26 22:47:29 EDT 2007


Dear Steve,
>>> "  וְקָרָאת " = and you will call
>>>
>>> This is second person feminine right?
>>>       
>> HH: It can be a third person singular as well.
>>
>>     
> [Steve Miller] 
> Harold, 
> how can this be 3fs as well? 3fs ends with a heh, and this ends with a tav.
> Are there other places in the Tanach where the 2fs verb suffix is used to
> mean 3fs?
>   

HH: The fact is that the third person singular does not always end with 
a heh. Sometimes it end with a tav. In GKC #44f notes that rarer forms 
include the third feminine singular ending in pathach followed by tav 
"(as in Arabic, Ethiopic, and Aramaic)." They give examples:  Deut 
32:36; Isa 23:15; Ezek 46:17.

Yours,
Harold Holmyard




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