[b-hebrew] -HM vs -MW suffix

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Fri Feb 17 07:21:26 EST 2012

1. You are right, except that I would refrain from using  
"predecessor", as it could imply an assertion for a linear  
development of the Hebrew language, whereas we see internal evidence  
(say in the equivalent verbal forms piel and hifil) that Hebrew  
expanded in parallel strains.

2. I see the preposition L as a contracted adhered EL אל or AL על

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Feb 15, 2012, at 10:57 PM, George Athas wrote:

> The theoretical predecessor of the preposition ל was probably למו.

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