[b-hebrew] Qamats or patah?
farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 29 03:55:49 EST 2007
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.
> 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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