n Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages - Moveable nun and intrusive nun : the nature and distribution of verbal nunation in Joel and Job

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0259-0131


This article lays the groundwork for an extended, corpus-linguistic study of verbal nunation in Biblical Hebrew. It revises and extends the proposal in Kaufman (1995) regarding phonological conditioning of nunation, to which are added semantic and syntactic factors. Passages in Joel and Job motivate a complex, multi-level analysis as a first approximation of the moveable-intrusive nun hypothesis.

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