Biblical Hebrew

                                         
                                          Volume 3

 
 


Doubly Weak Verbs

Doubly weak verbs have two gutturals in their roots, usually in the first and third 
root positions. A guttural in the second root position is only noteworthy in the pi'el, pu'al, and hithpa'el, and these are dealt with in Chapter 34-37 in Volume 2.

Verbs with a guttural in the second root position and a guttural in the first or third root position are not considered to be doubly weak verbs. The guttural in the second root position bring about only slight modifications, none of which are unexpected, to the verb forms in a paradigm. However, verbs with a hey in the third root position and a guttural in the second root position are considered to be doubly weak verbs and are dealt with in Chapter 58 in this volume.

Doubly weak verbs are affected by one, or both, or neither of the anomalies already described for the different weak verbs or irregular verbs in Volume 2.
With doubly weak verbs all three letters usually remain in the different paradigms, but sometimes only the letter in the second position remains.


     The following combinations are dealt with:

     Chapter         Combination
47 א I   +  ה III
48 ע I   + ה III
49 ה I   + ה III
50                 ח I   + ה III
51 י I   + IIG
52 י I   + IIIG
53 י I   + ה III
54 נ I   + IIG
55 נ I   + IIIG
56 נ I   + ה III
57 IG   + Gem
58 IIG   + ה III
59 Unique verbs
60 Stative verbs


Notes


In order to deal with almost all verbs found in the Hebrew Bible, we also have to
look at verbs with unique combinations that do not fit into any of the classes
dealt with so far. This is done in Chapter 59.

Stative Verbs display some very specific peculiarities and are therefore dealt
with seperately in this series. This is done in Chapter 60.

In this volume, verbs that occur less than ten times in the Hebrew Bible are often 
shown in the examples given, but they are not counted and are not included 
in Appendix 11.



  
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