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Bibil Identifier bibil:209235
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Distribution of Verbal Forms in Biblical Aramaic
Author Shepherd, Michael B.
Journal Journal of Semitic Studies (Volume: 52, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 227-244 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The standard grammars for Biblical Aramaic treat the verb primarily in terms of tense and Aktionsart. The theory of H.B. Rosén, which is based on a distinction between point aspect verbs and linear aspect verbs, constitutes the one significant alternative to the standard view. The present article interacts with these two proposals and suggests a new approach — distributional analysis. Such analysis has been applied with great success in Hebrew studies, but not in research on the verb in Biblical Aramaic. The thesis here is that Biblical Aramaic has a primary verbal form for narrative (qetal) and a primary verbal form for discourse (yiqtul).
DOI 10.1093/jss/fgm003
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Ancient Aramaic : Biblical Aramaic
Pericopes Daniel 2,4-2,28
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