[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 96, Issue 20

Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. nir at ccet.ufrn.br
Sat Dec 18 16:26:52 EST 2010


years of diaspora have made my grammer pretty rusty. maybe i even mixed
NASU and MUSA... but i think the rule i gave is correct, except for maybe
a couple of ammendments. your reply points out at one.

>---In Gn 37:4 we have DABRWO, to speak him/it. No problem with the English
because the suffix -WO plays the part of the object and not of the subject.

modern hebrew: ledaber ito
no podian hablar con el pacificamente
they could not speak to/with him peacefully

>---But in Ex 34:29 we have B'DABRWO. Putting aside preposition B, we have
the same word.

modern hebrew: k$ediber ito
al hablar/hablando con el
as he (god/moses) was speaking to/with him (moses/god, resp).

>Remark: here in Ex 34:29 the suffix WO plays the part of the subject (and
not the part of the object as it was the case in Gn 37:4).

the amendment is that when two consecutive verb forms appear (here: YKL DBR),
the first verb form may get a suffix of the subject (YAKLU) and the second may
get a suffix of the object (DABRO).

nir cohen

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