[b-hebrew] H-XT-Y at II Samuel 11: 3

Arnaud Fournet fournet.arnaud at wanadoo.fr
Thu Jul 29 15:33:17 EDT 2010

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From: K Randolph
To: Arnaud Fournet
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Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 8:08 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] H-XT-Y at II Samuel 11: 3

I'm interested to have an example of "wrong" vowels.

You just joined this list, but here’s a posting I made earlier on the same 
subject that covers the question in greater detail, giving two examples:


Karl W. Randolph

To be frank, I'm not really convinced by this example (Proverbs 1:19).
My objection is that proverbs and "fossilized" or ritual (or legal) formulas 
tend to present odd syntactical features.
Cf. Boys will be boys (not a future), dura lex sed lex (no verb), etc. Some 
sentences of Archaic Latin in Plautus are just amazing.

In that example you are trying to interpret a similar formula according to 
the regular synchronic syntax.
There may be a flaw in that process. But I'm not competent enough in the 
language to say if you are right or not.
This is more a theoretical objection.
I noticed "KN with its **implied** “to be” ": so the syntax is indeed odd!?
What would be a regular sentence with the same meaning and the same words?

Arnaud Fournet

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