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Verbal System: Modern Hebrew
(2,450 words)

1. Introduction

Verbs in Modern Hebrew are formed exclusively through one traditional type of discontinuous word-formation, i.e., root-pattern formation, in contrast to nouns and adjectives, which can also be formed through other types of word-formation such as reduplication, prefixation, suffixation, blending, compounding, acronyming and conversion (Word Formation; Derivation). Changes in verbal patterns for a given root bring about changes in diathesis and/or aspect in the resulting verbs.


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Sadan, Tsvi, “Verbal System: Modern Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000246>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423, 20130809

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