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1. Introduction

Mishqal (משקל mišqal; pl. משקלים mišqalim) is the Hebrew name for the nominal derivation patterns, as opposed to בניין binyan (pl. בניינים binyanim), the name for verbal derivation patterns (Binyanim: Modern Hebrew). A mishqal consists of specific vowels between the root consonants (radicals); some also include prefixes and/or suffixes. For representing the mishqalim the consonantal roots קט״ל q-ṭ-l and (less frequently) פע״ל p-ʿ-l are us…

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Schwarzwald, Ora (Rodrigue), “Mishqal”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000760>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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