[b-hebrew] Qamats or patah?

David Kummerow farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 29 03:55:49 EST 2007


Hi Pere,

There is no semantic difference between the two aside from that of the 
suffixes. Paradigmatically, with the suffix verb qamets shortens to 
pathah before 1cs suffix.

Regards,
David Kummerow.



> I compare the word HBY)TNY in 2Sa 7:18 with the word HBY)TNW in Nm 16:14 
> and I wonder why the first has patah under taw while the latter has 
> qamats instead.
> 
> I assume these are words of the same structural pattern, with the only 
> difference of the personal pronoun at the end.
> 
> Is there any good reason for this different vowels in structurally 
> identical words?
> 
> Pere Porta
> Barcelona (Spain)
> 
> 




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