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n Acta Academica - The negative לֺא with finite verbs : chapter 4

Supplement 3
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract

The objective of this chapter is to discuss the distribution and scope of the negative לֺא preceding the finite verbs in BH, in other words the perfect and imperfect verb forms, as well as the command forms. The discussion opens with a brief morphological background (4.1) in which the general characteristics of finite verbs are discussed. This is followed in 4.2 by a discussion on the categorial features of finite verbs. As illustrated in Chapter 2 the determination of these features are vital, as they play a crucial role in the derivation of a linguistic expression. Section 4.3 discusses the distribution of the negative לֺא before the finite verbs. The objective is to arrive at a coherent exposition of the distribution of the negative לֺא . Where applicable, this discussion will refer to different BH dictionaries and grammars. Having determined the syntactic distribution of the negative לֺא preceding the finite verbs, this chapter will close with a discussion in 4.4 of the scope of the negative לֺא preceding the perfect and imperfect verbs, as well as the different command forms. The objective is to describe, making use of a representative data sample, the scope of the negative לֺא in those constructions in which it precedes the imperfect, perfect and command forms. The description will be presented within the theoretical framework set out in Chapter 3. These discussions on the scope of the negative לֺא will also refer to translations in different Bible versions. The merit of the different translations will be evaluated against the findings and results of the discussions on the syntactic distribution and scope of the negative לֺא preceding the finite verbs.

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2004-01-01
2019-10-20

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