[b-hebrew] Asher in Ps 51:10?

Pere Porta pporta7 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 01:19:42 EDT 2011


I think, Karl, that you are the only fellow in the entire world claiming
that DKYT in Psa 51:10 is an adjective.

Quite heartly and sincerely,

Pere Porta
(Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)

2011/4/7 K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com>

> Dear Pere:
>
> Sorry for misspelling your name. Won’t do it again.
>
>  On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 10:52 PM, Pere Porta <pporta7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>>  Secondly, it is quite an oddity for me that "dikita" (or DKYT) is an
>> adjective.
>> This is a Piel form, second person singular masculine. The same as
>> "tsivita" in Ps 7:7
>>
>
> The Masoretic points are wrong (not surprising) as the context and syntax
> indicate that this is an adjective.
>
>>
>> I thought that the sentence is (or means)
>> "The bones that you crushed will rejoice"
>> This is why I thought an "asher" should be there: "tagelna 'atsamot asher
>> atah dikita"
>> Assuming that 'DKYT' is an adjective.... can you bring here other similar
>> adjectives (within the bible, of course) that are like this?
>>
>
> The -YT ending can be added to a verb to change it to a noun, adjective or
> adverb:
>
> To regular verbs, e.g. ראשית, חפשית
>
> To ayin doubled verbs, e.g. ברית soap, כתית, רבית
>
> To lamed-heh verbs, e.g.  צפית, ראית
>
> In the ayin doubled verbs, the doubling of the ayin is dropped and replaced
> with the yod-tau suffix, and for the lamed-heh verbs, the final heh is
> dropped and replaced with the yod-tau suffix.
>
> So in this verse, I read the final word as דכה changed to an adjective by
> dropping the final heh and adding the yod-tau suffix to make דכית.
> Therefore, no “asher” is needed yet it makes perfect sense contextually and
> as it is written.
>
>>
>> Heartly,
>>
>> Pere Porta
>> (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>
> Karl W. Randolph.
>



-- 
Pere Porta



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