TMS Hebrew Chapter 8

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TMS Hebrew Chapter 8
2011-02-20 16:05:17
hebrew conjunctions relative pronoun

Conjunctions and the Relative Pronoun
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  1. the Hebrew conjunction and is written with _____ and attached inseperably to the word it governs.
  2. What meanings can the conjunction waw have?
    and, so, then, even, but.

    other potential translations: with, in addition to, namely, also, or, whether, since, because, so that, if, that, and therefore.
  3. What is the key to translating conjunctions?
  4. Normally the waw conjunction is pointed with _____

    Normal waw conjunction = shewa
  5. How does the conjunction waw differ from the preposition in its pointing?
    • The conjunction does NOT take the position and pointing of the definite article.
    • the article remains attached to the nown and the conjunction attaches to the article as a prefix.
  6. When the conjunction waw is prefixed to a word which begins with a simple shewa or with a labial (bet, mem, pe) it is pointed with _______.
    shureq (full letter vowel that looks like waw with a dagesh)

    waw + shewa/labial = shureq
  7. waw conjunction + composite shewa = pointed with ________.
    exception: _________
    • the short vowel in the composite shewa.
    • exception = when it is prefixed to elohim. aleph becomes silent. the composite shewa drops out, causing the seghol to lengthen to a tsere.
  8. Sometimes the pointing under the conjunction is lengthend to qamets when __________.
    when the conjunction is attached immediately before the accented syllable of a word i pause.
  9. True or false - the hebrew relative pronoun is indeclinable?
  10. What is the hebrew relative pronoun?
    What does it mean?
    What is a good way to describe the relative pronoun?
    • asher
    • who, whom, which, and that.
    • a conjunction depicting a relationship.
  11. How is the relative pronoun asher abbreviated (on rare occasions)?
    • sha (shin-pathach- dagesh forte) or (shin-qamets/seghol) if the doubling dot is not possible.
    • this abbreviation is alway attached inseperably.