[b-hebrew] suffixes

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Tue Feb 28 08:00:37 EST 2012

1. Am I right in thinking that by "origin" you mean root?

2. In the form WA-YE-BK ויבך of Gen. 27:38 the "suffixed" personal  
pronoun for the
actor of the act BK is instead "infixed" (or "suffixed-prefixed"):
BA-HI-BK בא-היא-בך where WA = BA is 'came to be', as in the  
WAYISA = BA-HI-SA בא-היא-שא

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Feb 27, 2012, at 1:18 PM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:

> 2. the word you chose is one of the most difficult and irregular. i  
> can
> provide several contradicting conjectures to its origin.  however,  
> it is clear
> that the transformation H$TXWH --> WY$TXW is the so-called "short
> form" obtained by removing the final H, just as $TH --> WY$T or
> BKH --> WYBK.

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