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

Steve Miller smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jul 27 22:30:04 EDT 2007


> From: Harold Holmyard
> 
> 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
> 
> ---------------
> 
> Yes. We have suffix -T for 2fs in Is 57:10 (מָצָאת
> and quite the same suffix -T for 3fs in Jr 44:23 (קָרָאת
> 
> Pere Porta
>
[Steve Miller] Thank you Harold and Pere. I see that you are right.
-Steve Miller
Detroit




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