From: Lex Kuhta (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 26 1997 - 17:43:13 EDT
I am interested in Clayton Bartholomew"s idea of a meta model.
Has anyone tried to make such a meta model of NT Greek?
What does it look like? Any sites where we could view one?
Lee Martin mentioned writing a grammar of Hebrew so I thought I'd throw
out an idea. In trying to "get" hebrew, I came upon the analogy of
identifying Hebrew word forms in the same way a submarine commander
would identify boats seen in his periscope - by their "profile."
For example, if XXX stands for the three consonants of a root word,
then, reading right to left:
XXX = a root
XXXH = the root (where H = ha)
XXXL = to a root (where L = li)
XXXM = from a root (where M = min)
XXX = a root
HXXX = a rootess
MYXXX = roots (Y = yod; M = mem)
TOXXX = rootesses (O = holem vav; T = tav)
MYAXXX = a pair of roots (A = patach)
-XXX = a root of _____
YXXX = my root
OXXX = his root
AKXXX = your root
It's just another way to reinforce the prefixes and suffixes.
Come to think of it, I think a book called The First Hebrew Primer uses
XXX to illustrate word formations but I don't recall seeing all the
combinations set out on a one page "profile recognition sheet."
It's just a thought.
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