[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 110, Issue 15

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sat Feb 25 22:11:53 EST 2012

1. I suspect that -UN is a curtailed HUN, a variant of HEN הן 'they'.

2. What do you say of the -U of WAYI$TAXU וישתחו = WA-YI-$TAX-U?

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Feb 21, 2012, at 10:15 PM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:

> the -UN ending is grammatical. as far as i know it was the regular
> proto NW semitic second millenium third person plural. it was  
> preserved
> in aramaic but in BH was replaced by -U and was used only as a poetic
> synonym for it. the difference between the two is significant because
> one is possibly MILEL, the other, always MILRA.

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