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Hebrew, was Re: Pro-drop

From:Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>
Date:Sunday, February 16, 2003, 19:37
In a message dated 2/15/2003 5:06:33 PM Eastern Standard Time,
abrigon@YAHOO.COM writes:

> What influnces if any, did German (Yiddish especially) and Spanish (Ladino) > and other > lingos have on modern Hebrew? > > Mike > >
I seem to recall reading that, because of other languages' influence, modern Hebrew forms its relative clauses in the fashion typical of many IE languages: with a relative pronoun that to some extent inflects for case/gender/number, whereas Biblical Hebrew formed relative clauses in a different way typical of Semitic languages. Perhaps some Hebrew expert can confirm or correct this recollection. I may be mistaken. Doug