[b-hebrew] Ex 6:6 hiphil imperative 'bring'
if at math.bu.edu
Wed Jul 10 17:52:27 EDT 2013
It appears to me that hif'il is a verbal form composed of a root and
two identity markers, or personal pronouns, one for the actor and one
for the beneficiary of the act. Thus, השכיב HI-$K-I-B consists of
$KB plus an initial היא HIY, 'he', and an internal היא HIY,
'he', contracted to a mere -I-, so as not to add a distracting
I know nothing of Swahili, but I think that the "suffix" -sha or -za,
is, or used to be, an independent and meaningful word added to
enhance the context of the combination.
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Jul 10, 2013, at 3:06 PM, Jonathan Mohler wrote:
> what is important is the resulting semantic value of the verb not
> the fact that a hiphil was used to arrive at the meaning.
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