[b-hebrew] Idiomatic phrases

Petr Tomasek tomasek at etf.cuni.cz
Thu Sep 22 04:13:26 EDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:57:32AM +0000, George Athas wrote:
> Yes, you're right Petr. I realised the mistake as soon as I pressed send, and knew someone would pick up on it. You get a bag of imaginary jelly beans for the being the one.
> I'm not after euphemisms, as much as useful phrases that occur often enough that students should be aware of them as stock phrases. In other words, the phrase means a little more than the sum of its parts.

Ah, I see. Well, I think, that such idioms are so frequent (and this is
the case not just in BH!) that it is the best practise if the students are
taught to look up such idioms in a good lexicon.

But it may be a good idea to start with the verbs of movement as they serve
very often a basis for idioms. You can get your inspiration here:
http://www.etf.cuni.cz/~tomasek/repetitorium/idiot-tnua.pdf :)

Petr Tomasek

> Director of Postgraduate Studies,
> Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
> Sydney, Australia
> From: Petr Tomasek <tomasek at etf.cuni.cz<mailto:tomasek at etf.cuni.cz>>
> Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 18:16:02 +0200
> To: George Athas <george.athas at moore.edu.au<mailto:george.athas at moore.edu.au>>
> Cc: B-Hebrew <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org<mailto:b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>>
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Idiomatic phrases
> Hm, isn't it rather "שָׁמַע בְּקוֹל XY"?
> (To Your, question, I know of no such a list. If You were interested in euphemisms only, there is a book in German by Stefan Schorch)
> P.T.

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