[b-hebrew] Both right?

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Wed Dec 8 21:30:43 EST 2010


You are right that it is not a question of right or wrong but of usage.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Dec 8, 2010, at 7:19 AM, Pere Porta wrote:

> Asking "Are both forms right?" I was rather thinking, Isaac, of  
> modern Hebrew.
>
> We dealt in the past with your view about the Academy of the Hebrew  
> Language (and moderator Yigal asked you what you would say if  
> someone states that the "Mathematical Society of the United States  
> of America" consists of several dozens of druids).
>
> Concerning my first question, both forms are attested in the  
> biblical text but maybe in today Hebrew only one is considered as  
> being right.
>
> Another example:
>
> In today Hebrew the form KULLAK, all you (female) we find in Is  
> 22:1 is no more considered right. Or, if you prefer, it is no more  
> used [but this does not mean that this form should be removed from  
> the Bible].
>
> The form KULLEK (all you, female) (found in Is 14:29) is considered  
> as being right and used instead in today Hebrew.
> This is the intention of my question.
>



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