[b-hebrew] Tense

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 13:26:27 EST 2012


Frank:

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:16 AM, Dr. Frank Matheus <post at matheus.de> wrote:

> Dear list, ****
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> if we perceived a text comprising only of one word, e.g. וַיֹּ֙אמֶר , to
> which time sphere would we sort the proposition, and why would we do so?
>

We would not know because this is not a grammaticalization for any time
sphere. It could be present, it could be future, without further context,
there’s no way to tell.

> ****
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> Frank****
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> Karl W. Randolph.
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