[b-hebrew] -HM vs -MW suffix

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Fri Feb 17 07:04:33 EST 2012


In the word *$EL-O שלו (as in $EL-IY שלי of Songs 1:6, or $EL- 
ANU שלנו of 2Ki 6:11),
is the  O a mere "vowel suffix", or is it the contracted personal  
pronoun HU, 'he'? I don't think that Hebrew is made up of "vowel  
suffixes".

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Feb 16, 2012, at 12:59 PM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:

> an added -W in mostly pausal poetic situations, representing
> an archaic vowel suffix.



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