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

Pere Porta pporta7 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 03:47:35 EDT 2011


Lovely, Randall.
Yes, I mistook the groups!

Now, DKYT can be read as "DAkyt" and not as "DIkyt"?  Namely, qal and not
piel?

Kind regards.

Pere Porta
(Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)




2011/4/11 Randall Buth <randallbuth at gmail.com>

> shalom Pere
> katabta:
> > ask, please, ten (learned) people about this issue and put them down in
> > two groups according the answer they gave:
> > Group one: those who claim that DKYT is a verbal form of DK', crush,
> > with the meaning "you crushed".
> > Group two: those who claim that DKYT is an adjective.
> >
> > And then.... compare the results.
> > Here is my prediction:
> > You will get a result 1 in group one and a result 9 in group two.
> > Kind regards
> > Pere Porta
>
> Three brief notes.
>
> 1. There is a typo. You meant to say 9 in group one (verb) and 1
> in group two (adjective). (and I assume that your 'learned people'
> refers to fluent Hebrew speakers/readers)
>
> 2. In order to read "dkyt" as an adjective one would hypothesize a
> word dexuyot, but that word would normally be written dkwywt or
> dkywt. You will note that long 'o' and 'u' and 'i' are regularly written
> with w and y in Ps 51, including 'internal' vowel letters.
>
> 3. Actually, your numbers are off. The average would be more than
> nine out of ten reading the verb, and less than one proposing an
> adjective.
>
> There is no problem with reading dkyt as dakita in Ps 51.10,
> so evreyone does. It is not missing letters but written exactly the
> way it should be and it fits within normal paramteters of BH poetry.
>
> braxot
> Randall
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Pere Porta



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