[b-hebrew] Ex 6:6 hiphil imperative 'bring'
tomasek at etf.cuni.cz
Thu Jul 11 16:08:58 EDT 2013
On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 01:59:17PM -0600, Jerry Shepherd wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> I think you've not correctly caught the difference the qal and hiphil of
> RWM. In the qal, the verb means to be high or to rise up. But in the
> hiphil the verb means to make a second object to be high or to raise it
> up. So for this particular verb, the hiphil works quite well as a
> causative. Indeed, it might be said that for this particular verb, in the
> qal stem it is intransitive, but in the hiphil it is transitive. This
> isn't always the case with all verbs, but with this particular verb it is.
But you should probably mention that for the majority of cases if
the Qal is intransitive then its Hifʿīl is transitive.
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