[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 127, Issue 33

George Athas George.Athas at moore.edu.au
Sun Jul 21 20:03:43 EDT 2013


You didn't change the subject line or copy much of the message to which you were responding. This would make it very difficult for some members to follow your contribution here. Perhaps adjust the subject line in future? Thanks.

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From: "Nir cohen - Prof. Mat." <nir at ccet.ufrn.br<mailto:nir at ccet.ufrn.br>>
Date: Monday, 22 July 2013 8:06 AM
To: B-Hebrew <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org<mailto:b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>>
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 127, Issue 33


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.

nir cohen

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