[b-hebrew] Why not ")ULBAN"?

Pere Porta pporta7 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 01:57:04 EDT 2011


Karl,

by "CV" you mean Consonant + Vowel?

Pere Porta

2011/4/20 K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com>

> Pere:
>
> This was poetry, meant to be sung. This looks like the addition of a sound
> to make the word tempo fit the music. But that works only if you accept that
> Biblical Hebrew was a CV language.
>
> Karl W. Randolph.
>
>  On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 12:28 AM, Pere Porta <pporta7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> At considering Ps 51:9 I wonder about the last word in the verse.
>> )LBYN, a typical Hiph'il, imperfect, first person singular: *I will cause
>> to
>> be white* (in a literal translation)
>>
>> Now, the real sense is: I will be caused to be/become white.
>>
>> To my eyes it would seem more logical here the use of the Hoph'al: )ULBAN.
>>
>> Why Hiph'il and not Huph'al?
>> Of course, I'm not intending to change the text; I just look for a more or
>> less convincing  explanation.
>>
>> --
>> Pere Porta
>> (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
>>
>


-- 
Pere Porta



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