A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew by J. Weingreen


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A pragmatic Grammar for Classical Hebrew

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C. 1235) especially gained a classical reputation by their Hebrew grammatical writings. 1 1 On his independent attitude towards the Masoretic punctuation, see t 4 Delitzsch, Comm. zu den Psalmen , p. 39. << Chapter >> Home | TOC | Index Introduction [ 20 § 3 e,f From these earliest grammarians are derived many principles of arrangement and technical terms, some of which are still retained, e. g. the naming of the conjugations and weak verbs according to the paradigm of ‫פעל‬, certain voces memoriales, as ‫ בכךכפת‬an d the like.

I. e. as the breaker in pieces. Of these, ‫ך‬, ‫ן‬, ‫ ץ ף‬are distinguished from the common form by the ‫י‬ shaft being drawn straight down, while in the usual form it is bent 2 round towards the left. In the case of ‫ ם‬the letter is completely closed. 3 4. Hebrew is read and written from right to left. "Words must d 4 not be divided at the end of the lines; but, in order that no empty space may be left, in MSS. and printed texts, certain letters suitable for the purpose are dilated at the end or in the middle of the line.

Maw ‫ ארח ; א ד ם ־‬path=‫ מלה ;דרך‬word ‫ חזה ;דבר־־‬to see ‫אתה ; ר א ה ־‬ 1-19 10-31; ν: ττ 1-43 8-56 7 ‫־‬ ‫י‬νν 1-10 9-24 τ · ττ ' 1-7 2-8 ττ 7-10 ττ ‫י‬ TT to come ‫ב^א־‬. To the poetic meanings of words belongs the use of certain poetic epithets as substantives; thus, for example, ‫( אביר‬only in constr. st. ‫ )אביר‬the strong one for God ; ‫ אביר‬the strong one for bull, horse; ‫ לבנה‬alba for luna; ‫ צר‬enemy ‫איב‬. Of word-forms, we may note, e. g. , D (§ 58) ; the plural ending p__ for ‫ים‬ 87§)e).

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