In this review, my first, of a Hebrew grammar, I want to look at A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar by Christo H. J. van der Merwe, Jackie A. Naudé and Jan H. Kroeze. I chose this particular grammar first because its methodology in analyzing Hebrew grammar is different from what you see on this site. In particular,Continue reading “Grammar Review: van der Merwe-Naude-Kroeze”
The shewa (סְ) – those two vertical dots under the consonants – come in 2 varieties, though they will look alike. Characteristics Silent Shewa Usually preceded by a short vowel: מַלְכִּי The shewa under the lamed is silent because it follows a short vowel, the patah Never falls on the first letter of a word! WillContinue reading “A friendly reminder – The Shewa”
Below is a link to a PDF with a chart listing the disjunctive and conjunctive accents. In the video for Isaiah 9:5e I mentioned a few disjunctive accents, and in future videos I’ll make mention of others. This chart will be a helpful reference for you so you won’t have to dig out your books.Continue reading “The Accents”
Also see my post on the accents under the Hebrew 101 link.
For more reading on the noun שְׁכֶם “shoulder”, see Joüon-Muraoka §96Ak