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

Pere Porta pporta7 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 01:56:14 EST 2012


Are you sure, Isaac, that BIY appears in 2Sam 14:33?

Pere Porta
(Barcelona, Catalonia, Northeastern Spain)

2012/2/26 Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu>

> 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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