[b-hebrew] Genesis 31: 47 - Suffix -UT
if at math.bu.edu
Wed Nov 28 07:35:56 EST 2007
Here is another Hebrew word to admire
containing identity markers [aka personal pronouns] galore. It is in
"Israeli Hebrew" as you prefer to call it, yet I believe King David,
and even Moses before him, would have understood it right away in its
relation to the root SPR.
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Nov 28, 2007, at 12:05 AM, <pporta at oham.net> <pporta at oham.net> wrote:
>> Your argument is very clear to me, except that I still don't see HOW
>> the particle, to use your terminology, -UT turns a noun into an
>> abstract noun.
>> Isaac Fried, Boston University
> Melek, king ---------> malkut (malk-ut), royalty (1Ch 29:25)
> How can this -ut be explained as a combining of personal pronouns?
> For confirmation: in Israeli Hebrew.... there are plenty of cases
> where a final -ut means an abstract concept:
> 1. adom, red ---------> admut, redness
> 2. pikeaH, seer (Ex 4:11) ----------> pikHut, cleverness
> 3. sefer, book ---------> sifrut, literature
> etc. etc.
> Pere Porta
> Barcelona (Spain)
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