[b-hebrew] question

Randall Buth randallbuth at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 02:24:44 EDT 2009

>Gideon says the Hebrew in my [Gary--RB] earlier post didn't come through
> exactly right. Here's the slight revision:
אם אני רוצה לכתוב את הספר הזה בשפה הכנענית
 אני צריך לכתוב ככה ואנחנו יכולים להוסיף עוד
>Gary Hedrick

Actually, one might change a couple of other items, too.
אם הייתי רוצה לכתוב את המכתב הזה (את המייל הזה) בשפת עבר
אצטרך לכתוב כזו וכזה ונוכל להמשיך הלאה

which uses a little biblical kazo vekaze for some
ironic antique nuance in modern and yet follows a little more
opaquely for the biblical dialect. But Yossi Sarid would do a
better job.
And one should keep in mind the context where I did not in fact write
the letter in Hebrew, something that אם חפצתי would only hint at in biblical
because it's "qatel form" is already ambiguous between qotel and qatal.


Randall Buth, PhD
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Biblical Language Center
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