n Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages - The imperfective meaning of in Biblical Hebrew

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0259-0131


The semantic interpretation of weqatal in Biblical Hebrew (BH) has been approached from various perspectives. However, from the theoretical point of view, none of these perspectives has been able to account for the meaning of weqatal satisfactorily. In this article, I propose that a universal metacategory such as developed by Bhat (1999) may contribute towards accounting more plausibly for the imperfective meaning of weqatal in BH.

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