"The revival of Hebrew in Israel during the last century is a unique phenomenon: a language used for over 1700 years by Jews around the world solely in liturgy or writing came alive as a spoken, everyday language used for all purposes. Although those spearheading the movement to revive Hebrew tried to impose the norms of classical Hebrew on the rapidity evolving language, they were, in many respects, unsuccessful in this effort. Adapting to the circumstances in which it was used, Modern Hebrew developed independently, reflecting the previous linguistic background of the speakers, foreign influences and natural linguistic evolution. Modern Hebrew has taken its own unique course as revealed through its phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexical structure. This book examines the unique features of this dynamic language." -- Book cover.
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The Hebrew alphabet
Hebrew vowel signs
Modern Hebrew consonants
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alternations Arabic Aviv axat Ayin biblical Bolozky cipor coll colloquial Hebrew colloquial MH complements components consonant cluster consonantal roots Construct definite article demonstrative derived diphthongs direct object discussed examples feminine formation fricative future tense geminated gender and number gerund Glinert gutturals hasefer haya Hebrew Language Hebrew words hifil infinitive inflection Israel Israeli Jerusalem Judeo-Arabic kanir'e kodem ktana kxol lavSa lexical linguistic loan translations loan words marker masculine meaning MishH Modern Hebrew morphemes morphological Moshe nifal nominal sentences normative noun patterns noun phrase occur Oman ordinal numbers participle past tense pcfal penultimate pfel phonetic phonology plural predicate prefixed prepositions present tense pronouns pronunciation Ravid root and pattern Rosen Ruth Schwarzwald sefer Segol semantic Semitic Semitic languages sentence adverbial sfarim sg-pl singular speakers stem stress structures suffixes syllable syntactic Tel Aviv to-him to-me verb patterns vowel you/m.sg