# [b-hebrew] BA...-lagan!

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Tue Feb 28 20:37:50 EST 2012

```1. What is this "stem" thing?

2. Of course it is conjunctive: Every end is followed by an and.

3. True. Every moment is the "beginning of a new state" (following a
fleeting moment of "inception"). First (state 1) Yhudah is a few
steps away, then he suddenly (new state 2 materializes, becomes = be-
comes real) steps forward, WAYIGA\$ = WA-YI-GA\$ = BA-HI-GA\$ Ge. 44:18.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Feb 28, 2012, at 7:35 PM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:

> isaac,
>
> 1. indeed, as uri hurwitz explained, root+stem.
>
>>>> Am I right in thinking that by "origin" you mean root?
>
> 2. so many things look wrong in your BA theory that i dont know
> where to start.
>
> a) what is the function?
>
> i dont think BA was ever used in the OT in the sense of "came to be".
> maybe in sanskrit - even there, more "be" than "came"...even in
> english, "came
> to be" is usually followed by an adjective, not a noun.
>
> b) most wayiqtol units are also conjunctive, i.e. the vav is also
> used as
> "and". but in your model there is no room for "and".
>
> indeed, in most leading verb units the vav does not appear, and
> wayiqtol is
> not used, although your "explanation" would predict them to have
> the same
> putative "came to be"-->BA-->va.
>
> c) your BA="came to be" is what is called inceptive: the beginning
> of a new
> state. but wayiqtol is used also on so many other situation, for
> example,
> many transitive verbs: WYK, WY\$LK, WYS) (carry) where the inceptive
> doesnt
> make much sense.
>
> d) what is the form?
>
>  HU is -HI, HI is -TA, HEM is -U:
>
>                who is who?
>
> nir cohen
>
>>>> De: Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu>
> Cópia: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Para: "Nir cohen - Prof. Mat." <nir at ccet.ufrn.br>
> Data: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:00:37 -0500
> Assunto: Re: [b-hebrew] suffixes
>
> 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
> previous
> 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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