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C'"i' ---, j '" ,. 5. Exercises with Inseparable Prepositions Translate the following words and phrases: 1. J 3. mn) 6. 7. ~~ 8. - .. ~~ : i ~-~j~~, 9. n~;;l? 1o. ci~? 11. ,~, • T 13. :;} : 15. :J~~ T 16. : 17. 1. ,31~ 18. l~lJP 2e i 43 \' J. t;:""". _,, "" (;\ =• [;. A~ ~~~ Jt T ;•• f_. 4. n~ with (11858x) d The Hebrew word n~ can mean ''with" or it can function as a sign of the object of a verb. ~iJ n~ ''with the king" (Esther 7:7). Note the short vowel with the maqqefrn~) and the long vowel without the maqqef(n~).
It is not linked in any way to Sing. another noun. In the Construct State a noun is linked to a noun immediately following it Plur. (noun+noun). The ending is attached to the first noun (noun
V d. " ..... ~ ~ """- 3) As part of a clause: A noun can occur as the Subject or Predicate of a clause. ,, b. Verbal Clause (subj): l-. 4 Gi :JiO"lV"'~it ' lV"'~ . , .. 1. The Gender and Number of a Noun Hebrew nouns are either masculine or feminine, and either singular or plural. The noun is marked for gender and number by its ending: 0~0 "horse" (masculine singular has no ending) iiQ~O "mare" (feminine singular has il .. 2. Nominal States (Absolute and Construct) The Hebrew noun has two states, the Absolute State and the Construct State.