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William R. Harper's Elements of Hebrew by an Inductive Method

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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. 1921 Excerpt: ...fifth, the H f the present form is merely a vowel-letter. In the fourth case, the final vowel was dropped, and the Mappik in ft shows it to be a genuine consonant, rather than a vowel-letter. 2. a. nbtppn M n$spfl; stfnn1; rrzrtry 6. In reference to stem-changes, that before suffixes, (1) the u (lowered to o) of J&M forms ending in a consonant usually becomes--, but 6 before?J, Q3, 3, the S'wa preceding the suffix being vocal; (2) the a of al forms ending in a consonant is retained and rounded to a; (3) the final vowel of Pi'el forms ending in a consonant is ordinarily reduced to--but is deflected to e before TJ, Q3, j3; while the i of Hif'il forms remains. c. In reference to the union of termination and suffix, that (1) to verbal forms ending in a vowel the suffix is attached directly; while (2) to verbal forms ending in a consonant, the suffix is attached by means of a connecting-vowel, which is generally 5, but-r before TJ, Q3, j; an sometimes a, before; (3) in pausal and emphatic forms, suffixes are often attached to a verbal form ending in an, which under the tone becomes en, of which the J is generally assimilated. Note 1.--This syllable, ordinarily treated as a union-syllable and called Nun Epenthetic or Demonstrative, is found also before suffixes in old Aramaic. It is probably an old form of the verb. Note 2.--In the endings (3 m. sg.) and H3--$ sS-), tne T V DageS-forte in J perhaps is in compensation for the j" from!)H and fJ respectively. 3. In the case of Infs. and Imvs. with suffixes, it is to be noted that, a. The al Infinitive (construct) takes (1) before TJ, Dp, D, generally, the form btOp (); but (2) before other suffixes the form bipj!?, the, m both cases, standing in a closed syllable. (3) as connecting-vowels... Hide synopsis

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