Re: Biblical Hebrew or Modern Hebrew?
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 4, 2004, 9:02|
On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 00:50, caeruleancentaur wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Isaac A. Penzev" <isaacp@U...> wrote:
> Steg Belsky wrote:
> > On Oct 3, 2004, at 12:23 AM, David H wrote:
> > > Well, I know how to pronounce the vowel points when I see them,
> but is
> > > it
> > > necessary to learn how to actually spell the words using the
> > > vowels?
> > Well, if you're ever planning on writing words with vowel points for
> > disambiguation purposes, it'd be a good idea. And it's easier to do
> > you're learning Biblical Hebrew with some kind of reconstructed
> > Classical pronunciation. But if you're just reading everything
> > Israeli style and keeping up with the vowels is a hassle, then don't
> > worry about it. Just make sure you remember how to recognize them
> > reading :) .
> I would add my 2 kopecks. To know exact vowel pointing is rather
> since knowing it makes easier to understand many phonological
> processes in
> weak verbs (how to derive them from strong paradigms), and smtimes
> helps you
> to decide, if the word is a verb or a noun (e.g. |za:khar| 'to
> remember' ~
> |za:kha:r| 'male'), or some word forms (e.g.
> |midba:r| 'wilderness.ABS' ~
> |midbar| 'wilderness.CONSTR').
> I recommend a good primer in BHe:
> Kelley, Page H. Biblical Hebrew: an introductory grammar. ISBN 0-8028-
> Published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids,
> © 1992
> I systematized my random knowledge using this textbook, and now give
> based on it.
> --- End forwarded message ---
> My two "aylemuroni" worth: My Hebrew text was/is Introduction to
> Biblical Hebrew, Thomas O. Lambdin, SBN 684-41322-1. The text is
> pointed throughout.
> CharlieI got a bit of a grounding in it using the book "A Practical Grammar for
Classical Hebrew", by J. Weingreen, OUP, no discernable ISBN - I borrowed it
from my dad. A friend recommended I use Mansoor's "Biblical Hebrew", but I
never got around to getting that.
Just my 2 ha'pennies' worth - and that's inflation!
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