[b-hebrew] Someone knows?

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 01:30:39 EDT 2011


On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 8:54 PM, Pere Porta <pporta7 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Karl,
> in the last part of your post you write:
> "Do you know of any other examples of a verb listed in dictionaries with a
> consonant, waw, tau, which conjugate in qatal hiphil without the medial yod
> and without a second tau where normal conjugation calls for one? Absent
> being able to show a pattern from ......"
> Please what does "qatal hiphil" mean?
> Maybe by "qatal" you mean what I call "past"?


But why do you call it “past”?  The normal way of referencing that
conjugation is to call it “qatal” because it does not refer to a tense.
Decades ago I was taught not to call it “past” because it doesn’t refer to
the past.

> Regards from
> Pere Porta
> Karl W. Randolph.

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