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Interrogative Particles and Adverbs in Hebrew
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1. Introduction

The interrogative pronouns of Hebrew are מה ma ‘what’, מי mi ‘who’, איזה ʾeze ‘which (ms)’, איזו ʾezo ‘which (fs)’ and אילו ʾelu ‘which (cpl)’. Interrogative adverbs (or ‘pro-adverbs’, as Glinert 1989 calls them) belong to two distinct groups: (a) adverbs of place, e.g., איפה ʾefo ‘where’, of time, e.g., מתי matay ‘when’, of cause, e.g., מדוע maduaʿ ‘why’ and למה lama ‘why’, of purpos…

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Burstein, Ruth, “Interrogative Particles and Adverbs in Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 24 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000168>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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