[b-hebrew] someone knows? HMT

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Wed Apr 20 20:41:36 EDT 2011


1. You should explain to us, and possibly also to yourself, what you  
mean by "yod drops".

2. You should explain to us, and possibly also to yourself, what you  
mean by the symbol --> in the relationship HMYT-TEM  --> HMTEM.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Apr 18, 2011, at 9:04 PM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:

>
> Nu 17:6:
>
> MWT (hifil, past) + suffix -TEM  -->  HMYT-TEM  --> HMTEM
> with dagesh.
>
> i see this as completely regular for this case. T is doubled, so  
> the dagesh is
> forced, hence yod drops.
>
> modern hebrew would have HEMAT(E)TEM (as alternative to HARAGTEM),  
> but HAMITEM
> is completely within BH grammar.
>
> ----------------------------------------------
>
> 1 sam 2:25:
>
> MWT (hifil, infinitive) + suffix -AM   -->   L-HMYT-AM
> (no dagesh).
>
> this too is completely regular for this case! T is not doubled, so no
> dagesh is necessary, so yod does not drop.
>
> -----------------------------
>
> nir cohen
>




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