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Re: Epphatha Qs

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 22, 2004, 15:56
On Jun 22, 2004, at 6:09 PM, Paul Roser wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 11:31:12 +0300, Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> > wrote: >> Btw, thanks for using the term "tD"! I learned those terms in my >> Comparitive Semitic Linguistics class this year. Yay for >> non-language-specific names for paradigms! :) Although i think we >> learned them with capital letter first... > > When I studied Hebrew all of the paradigms were language-specific, as > are > all of the Arabic grammars that I've seen. Is there anyplace on-line > that > lays out these language-neutral paradigm names? > Bfowol
There's a really technical PDF file at: On the second to last page it has a chart of their conception of how the different paradigms are related. In general, when it comes to structure: G = 'simple' paradigm (Hebrew |pa`al|, Arabic |fa`ala|, Aramaic |p@`al|) D = geminated middle root consonant S = 'causative' paradigm with /?/ /h/ /s/ or /S/ prefix N = paradigm with /n/ prefix t = 'reflexive' paradigm based on G/D/S/N with addition of /t/ pre/in-fix I'll have to double-check my notes though. -Stephen (Steg) "there is darkness all around us; but if darkness *is*, and the darkness is of the forest - then the darkness must be good." ~ 'song of the BaMbuti in troubled times'