In this video I introduce verbal clauses and explain how they differ in meaning from nominal clauses.
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We finish Ruth 1:2. In this video we come across 2 verbal clauses. So, be on the lookout for a video introducing verbal clauses.
A brief introduction to nominal clauses.
NOTE: About 1 min. 10 sec. in, I mean to say “singular absolute” not “absolute construct.” I blame the lack of coffee. Blessings!
Just a quick note that I will be working to shorten the videos going forward. I’ll try to keep the videos between 2 and 5 minutes. I’ll most likely break each verse down into shorter sections. This will allow me to cover everything without making you watch a laborious 15 minute video.
In the introduction to this site I mentioned that I will be using traditional grammatical categories for describing Hebrew grammar: accusative of specification, intensive Pi”el, absolute object, etc. These are categories you’ll usually find in grammars like Gesenius-Kautzsch, Joüon-Muraoka, and even to some degree Waltke-O’Connor.
In comparison, newer grammars—like van der Merwe-Naudé-Kroeze, Andersen-Forbes, Rocine’s beginning grammar, and even Waltke-O’Connor (to some degree)—use terminology and categories based on various linguistic models. Continue reading “Arabic and Hebrew grammar”