[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 127, Issue 33
Nir cohen - Prof. Mat.
nir at ccet.ufrn.br
Sun Jul 21 18:06:23 EDT 2013
>>But I didn't think there was a future tense in Hebrew?
yiqtol is, indeed, used as future indicative in many places. here,
however, i believe it is used as present continuous: although the
prophecy is about the future, the prophet's mourning is in the present.
or still better, as atemporal: it describes a situation without
altogether specifying a time frame.
all these nuances are imperfective.
On Sun, 21 Jul 2013 01:05:11 -0400, b-hebrew-request wrote
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