[b-hebrew] questions, reliable evidence, 'stand' and 'said'

Rolf Furuli furuli at online.no
Thu Jul 9 15:28:37 EDT 2009

Dear Randall,

We cannot discuss anything before you have clearly stated your 
definition of the  imperfective aspect and answered my questions 
regarding your definition of the perfective one. If you do not want 
to answer my questions regarding the YIQTOLs and WAYYIQTOLs in 
Ezekiel 1, 10, and Nehemiah 3, that is your privilege. But you should 
answer my questions regarding aspect:

1. Can both the perfective and imperfective make a *part* of an 
action or state visible?

2. Can both aspects make the details of an event visible?

3. Can both aspects include both the beginning and the end of an 
action or a state?

4. Can both aspects express conative and resultative situations?

5. Can both aspects make visible apart of the action after the 
beginning and before the end?

Best regards,

Rolf Furuli
University of Oslo

>Thank you for your response, and there are many interesting
>texts worthy of discussion, and even some questionable
>English translations, but it doesn't not deal with
>the original question and spins away.
>>>So, both in
>both the state expressed by the participle and by
>the WAYYIQTOL R intersects E after the beginning
>and before the end. So how can this WAYYIQTOL be
>You, not me, claimed that this Gen 41 cannot be
>perfective. So you need to explain how it is different from
>perfective `amad examples that look similar.
>See the original post in this thread.
>How can, e.g., 2Chr 20:20, 2 Samuel 20:11, and 12,
>2 Ki 2:7 be perfective, but Gen 41 cannot be perfective?
>Then we can deal with vayyomer.
>Randall Buth, PhD
>randallbuth at gmail.com
>Biblical Language Center
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