Re: semitic languages and the cognate accusative

Paul R Zellmer (
Fri, 11 Oct 1996 01:19:43 PST

On Thu, 10 Oct 1996 22:56:22, Timothy T. Dickens wrote:
Thank you Lee for the ENGLISH examples you gave above. I
>could you please give me some examples of the cognate accusative in
>the Hebrew Bible?

This request would probably be better answered on the b-hebrew list, but
here are
three examples found in a _very_ quick examination of the Hebrew

Gen 11:3 (KJV - let us make brick) nilb^nah l^benim
Joel 2:28 [Heb: Joel 3:1] (KJV - dream dreams) chalomoth yachalomun
Ps 33:3 (KJV - sing ... song) shiru ... shir

Hope this helps,

Paul Zellmer
Southern Methodist Missions