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Interrogative: Rabbinic Hebrew
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Logically, interrogative clauses can be subdivided into polar and non-polar questions. Polar questions allow for only two answers, inquiring whether a proposition is true or not or which out of two antithetic propositions is true. Non-polar questions allow for more than two answers. Containing an interrogative pronoun, adjective, or adverb, they elicit additional information concerning a specific part in a proposit…

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Stadel, Christian, “Interrogative: Rabbinic Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000550>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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