[b-hebrew] -HM vs -MW suffix

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Feb 19 21:28:04 EST 2012


Different forms, previously current, for the personal pronouns are  
now preserved only in
attachment, as the -UN for HEM הם in ISAUNKA ישאונך HI-SA-UN- 
AKAH, 'they (shall) bear thee',
of Ps. 91:12.

Another example is TA$LIKUN = TA-$L-I-K-UN תשליכון 'ye (shall)  
cast it' of Ex. 22:30.

And "why not -W?". Now it is, indeed, shortened to a mere U.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Feb 17, 2012, at 3:29 PM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:

> many other letters are used as suffixes, as in YSSWN. so, why not -W?



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