[b-hebrew] third person
if at math.bu.edu
Tue Nov 13 22:47:13 EST 2012
1. Food for thought: Does not the translation implicitly see this HU
as a verb?
2. If the "first person" may speak for himself as a "third person",
can not the first את AT or ET of Gen. 14:9 stand for הוא HU or
or even הם HEM, as in 1Sam. 17:34, and Neh. 9:34?
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Nov 9, 2012, at 10:05 AM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:
> an excellent example. please consult the english translation (MM):
> I am HE THAT blotteth out...
> כה אָנֹכִי אָנֹכִי הוּא מֹחֶה
> פְשָׁעֶיךָ, לְמַעֲנִי:
> וְחַטֹּאתֶיךָ, לֹא אֶזְכֹּר. 25 I, even I,
> am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for Mine own sake; and
> thy sins I will not remember.
> the essential grammatical structure of this phrase is: "i am he
> am=(aux.) verb (which in hebrew is absent but implicit)
> who...=connective pronoun followed by a clause (which defines the
> cognitively, an identification is made here between two a priori
> distinct entities: "I" and "He who boltteth out thy
> transgressions". a priori, they are distinct, but after the
> identification, they become one and the same. as you
> see, this works out equally well in english and indeed most languages:
> I AM (verb in first person) he who BLOTTETH OUT (verb in third
> chomsky would say that this construction is universal.
> nir cohen
> On Thu, 8 Nov 2012 19:56:20 -0500, Isaac Fried wrote
> > Who is the "third" person הוא HU, in Is. 43:25?
> > אנכי אנכי הוא מחה פשעיך למעני
> > Isaac Fried, Boston University
> > On Nov 5, 2012, at 11:04 AM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:
>> > third person
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