[b-hebrew] Notation in Holladay's Lexicon

Petr Tomasek tomasek at etf.cuni.cz
Mon Jul 25 08:08:07 EDT 2011

On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 07:03:38AM -0500, Kevin Buchs wrote:
> It seems to me that there are many *secrets *of the Holladay lexicon and
> other lexicons which are not documented. Perhaps you can help me with these
> questions. Reference the entry for nathan (NFTAN), in the 1988 edition (13th
> impression) on page 249. In the grammatical forms section (preceding
> definition) there are entries for imperfects (impf.). The second one is
> YIT.EN- . Does the ending meqqeph indicate that this is a form that only
> appears with object suffixes? Additionally, I find myself asking regularly

Hello Kevin, 

these forms are such forms wich are "connected" with the following word
with a maqqef, i.e. the two words are pronounced together. Because of that
the vocalization changed from ṣērē into segōl.


Petr Tomasek <http://www.etf.cuni.cz/~tomasek>
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EA 355:001  DU DU DU DU
EA 355:002  TU TU TU TU
EA 355:003  NU NU NU NU NU NU NU
EA 355:004  NA NA NA NA NA

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