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Bibil Identifier bibil:203633
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Hebrew Consecutive Wāw as a North West Semitic “Augment”: A Typological Comparison with Indo-European
Author Wikander, Ola
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 60, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 260-270 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The classical problem of the Hebrew consecutive tenses is here attacked from a different angle: that of comparative language typology. The article explores parallel typological developments between West Semitic and early Indo-European as pertains to the creation of verbal forms by means of adding an “augment” or temporalizing particle to otherwise Aktionsart- or aspect-based morphological constructs. A typological comparison between the consecutive wāw and the Indo-European augment is used to highlight some of the factors which may have been involved in the genesis of the consecutive forms, as well as to illustrate some of the typological similarities in verbal syntax in the two phyla.
DOI 10.1163/004249310X12597406253409
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Verb
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic
Terms וְ
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