[b-hebrew] About Dagesh's

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sat Jun 14 20:57:57 EDT 2008


Yitzhak,

As you surely know there is a general assertative/irritative/ 
emphaticness marker in present day colloquial Hebrew. It is the  
flowery and highly useful "nu yalla", to be issued in one breath, and  
be possibly preceded by an O.K.. Today the King would say O.K., nu  
yalla, tazuzu kbar.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Jun 14, 2008, at 3:27 PM, Yitzhak Sapir wrote:

> While Testen does
> not seem to provide any particular examples of *l with an  
> imperative, he does
> make the case it was a general asseverative/emphaticness marker in
> early Semitic languages.




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