Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar/42. The Strong Verb
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, translated by Arthur Ernest Cowley
The Strong Verb
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As the formation of the strong verb is the model also for the weak verb, a statement of the general formative laws should precede the treatment of special cases.
Paradigm B, together with the Table of the personal preformatives and afformatives given in §40c, offers a complete survey of the normal forms. A full explanation of them is given in the following sections (§§ 43–55), where each point is elucidated on its first occurrence; thus e.g. the inflexion of the Perfect, the Imperfect and its modifications, will be found under Qal, &c.