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29. The Pual Stem - Weak Verbs

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  1. Read this chapter from beginning to end, but do not study it carefully until you have listened to the lecture. In III-) verbs (29.3), all of the strong verb diagnostics are present in the Imperfect and Participle; only the Perfect stem vowel differs. Most of the strong verb diagnostics are present in III-h verbs as well (29.4). II-Guttural verbs in the Pual (29.5-9) behave as they did in the Piel with either virtual doubling or compensatory lengthening because the guttural cannot take the Daghesh Forte.

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Please complete the following exercises:

  1. Parsing: 1-25 on pp. 231-232

  2. Bible Translations: 1,2,3 on p. 233


  1. Exercise 1 (page 231)

  2. Exercise 2 (page 231)

  3. Exercise 7 (page 232)

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  1. Only the II-Gutt with compensatory lengthening undergoes significant variation from the Pual strong diagnostics. What is the pattern for II-Gutt compensatory lengthening Pual Perfect, Imperfect and Participle conjugations?

  2. True or False. The Qibbuts under the first root consonant distinguishes the Pual from the Piel.

  3. All Pual weak Participles have the same preformative _________.

  4. In the III-h Class of verbs (29.4), have you carefully studied the endings that are highlighted in dark gray in the initial register of forms?

  5. In the paradigm which shows compensatory lengthening in Pual II-Guttural verbs (29.8), are you clear in the forms of the Perfect, Imperfect and Participle which vowel represents compensatory lengthening? If not, study the forms of each conjunction again. It is the Holem with the first consonant of the verbal root. In the patterns of compensatory lengthening, Qibbuts lengthens to Holem.


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