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Hebrew Grammar Worksheets, 1836, JS Copy

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Additional observations for discovering the Root.
1. It usually happens that when a Praeformative letter of a verb has the vowel Tsaree ( ֵ ) under it, the letter י (seldom ה ) has been dropped; as וַתֵּלֶד from וַיֵּדַע ; יָלַד from וַתֵּרֶא ; יָדַע from רָאָה.
2. When the Praeformative has a Kaumets (ָ ) under it, ו or the doubled radical has been dropped; as וַיָּקָם from וַתָּבֹא ; קוּם from וַיָסָב ; בּוֺא from סָבַב.
3. When a Dagesh follows the Praeformative, נ has been dropped; (but see § 30.)
4. In other cases, the radical ה has been dropped.
Note 1. In a very few cases a Dagesh shows a י dropped.
Note 2. A Dagesh in the first sometimes in the second radical frequently shows the absence of the doubled radical; as יִסֹּב and יָסֹבּוּ from יָשֹׁכּוּ יִשֹׁךְ ; סָבַב from שָׁכַךְ.
Note 3 A few verbs whose second and third radicals are alike, have a Tsaree under the Praeformative; as וַיֵּקַל , וָאֵקַל , וַתֵּקַל from קָלַל.
N. B. The verbs אֵבוֹשָׁה אֵבוֹשׁ , יֵבוֺשׁוּ , יֵבוֹשׁ etc. come from בּוֹשׁ , not יָבֵשׁ.
Note 4. Verbs beginning with הֹ) הוֺ , (מֹ) מוֺ , (הֹ) (אֹ) אוֺ , (נֹ) נוֺ (תֹ) תוֺ , (יֹ) יוֺ) or אוּ נוּ , מוּ , תוּ ,( יֻ ) יוּ , הוּ are <​from​> verbs whose first radical is י י. See § 51.
Note 5. Some roots lose their א at the beginning; and some lose their א at the end; as הָכִיל from וַתֹּסֶף , יוֹסֵף ; אָכַל from מָלוּ ; אָסַף from מָצָתִי ; מָלֵא from מָצָא [p. [1]]
Additional observations for discovering the Root.
1. It usually happens that when a Praeformative letter of a verb has the vowel Tsaree ( ֵ ) under it, the letter י (seldom ה ) has been dropped; as וַתֵּלֶד from וַיֵּדַע ; יָלַד from וַתֵּרֶא ; יָדַע from רָאָה.
2. When the Praeformative has a Kaumets (ָ ) under it, ו or the doubled radical has been dropped; as וַיָּקָם from וַתָּבֹא ; קוּם from וַיָסָב ; בּוֺא from סָבַב.
3. When a Dagesh follows the Praeformative, נ has been dropped; (but see § 30.)
4. In other cases, the radical ה has been dropped.
Note 1. In a very few cases a Dagesh shows a י dropped.
Note 2. A Dagesh in the first sometimes in the second radical frequently shows the absence of the doubled radical; as יִסֹּב and יָסֹבּוּ from יָשֹׁכּוּ יִשֹׁךְ ; סָבַב from שָׁכַךְ.
Note 3 A few verbs whose second and third radicals are alike, have a Tsaree under the Praeformative; as וַיֵּקַל , וָאֵקַל , וַתֵּקַל from קָלַל.
N. B. The verbs אֵבוֹשָׁה אֵבוֹשׁ , יֵבוֺשׁוּ , יֵבוֹשׁ etc. come from בּוֹשׁ , not יָבֵשׁ.
Note 4. Verbs beginning with הֹ) הוֺ , (מֹ) מוֺ , (הֹ) (אֹ) אוֺ , (נֹ) נוֺ (תֹ) תוֺ , (יֹ) יוֺ) or אוּ נוּ , מוּ , תוּ ,( יֻ ) יוּ , הוּ are from verbs whose first radical is י י. See § 51.
Note 5. Some roots lose their א at the beginning; and some lose their א at the end; as הָכִיל from וַתֹּסֶף , יוֹסֵף ; אָכַל from מָלוּ ; אָסַף from מָצָתִי ; מָלֵא from מָצָא [p. [1]]
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