Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Say that again, slowly this time...

My study shows that the Hebrew yiqtol embodies a number of prefix conjugations: the indicative yaqtulu, the jussive yiqtol, and the volitive yaqtula. On certain types of verbs, the morphological features of the jussive differ from those of the indicative yaqtulu and the volitive yaqtula, but due to the loss of final short vowels, the yaqtulu and the yaqtula became morphologically indistinguishable in Hebrew.—The Syntax of Volitives in Biblical Hebrew and Amarna Canaanite Prose, page 159

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