[b-hebrew] Ps 31:7 hashomrim

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Nov 5 19:45:37 EST 2012


Ah, and even אתן ATEN, 'you', is apparently AT-HEN.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Nov 5, 2012, at 7:18 PM, Isaac Fried wrote:

> Indeed, even אתם ATEM, 'you', is apparently AT-HEM.
>
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
>
> On Nov 5, 2012, at 6:34 AM, George Athas wrote:
>
>> > It appears to me that the ending -IYM is the contracted personal  
>> pronoun הם HEM, 'they'.
>> >
>> > Isaac Fried, Boston University
>>
>> …which poses a problem when, for example, the IYM ending is  
>> predicated of a first person ('we') or second person ('you').  
>> Etymologically it seems rather constrictive.
>>
>>
>> GEORGE ATHAS
>> Dean of Research,
>> Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
>> Sydney, Australia
>>
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