Critical Grammar of the Hebrew Language Volume 1

Critical Grammar of the Hebrew Language Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...derived from the pron. SIJBS, while that of the latter is a fragment of FISH. v bbj?3 1 c. The prefixed 3 is from!)38. VOL. I. 14" This manner of designating person, number, and gender, obtains throughout the future of all the species of all verbs whatsoever. Imperative. 163. In Hebrew the Imperative is used only in the second person of both genders and numbers. And as this mode always designates an action which is yet to take place, it is very properly formed from the future of the indicative, by the omission of the personal prefix, which is readily understood, while by this means the requisite brevity of expression is obtained. Thus, Imp. Fid. SING. bbj? bb)?i? 2 m. ibtij? ""btpjjn 2 f. In both these cases, where two Sh'was concur at the commencementof a word, the first of them is changed into short t. See ii 102. 1. a., 104.1. a. Participles. 164. The Active Participle, or nomen agenlis, is formed in the Kal species by changing the a of each syllable of the root into the two modifications of that vowel, o and e ( 10. 3.); thus buj5 he killed, bttb one killing, a killer. The form of the Passive Participle, or nomen patientis, is blBjJ one killed. These are varied to express the accidents of gender, number, and regimen, like other attributives. 165. The formation of the infinitive from the preterite, the future from the infinitive, and the imperative from the future, holds throughout all the species. And it is extremely natural that this should be the case: for the preterite designates an action which has been performed; and the infinitive, the abstraction of such action from its concomitants of person, number, &c. And as an action which has once been performed may be performed again, by more

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