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Some oddities of Ancient Hebrew numeral syntax

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This study considers two oddities of the syntax of Ancient Hebrew cardinal numerals: first, numerals participate to greater or lesser extent—depending on the numeral—in both adjectival and nominal syntax; second, some nouns appear in the singular when quantified by numerals with the value eleven or higher, though there are exceptions with the very same nouns. Are numerals adjectives or nouns, and why does each numeral behave in different ways? Numerals in Hebrew—as in most or all languages—ar...

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10.1353/hbr.2020.0020

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Publisher:
National Association of Professors of Hebrew
Journal:
Hebrew Studies More from this journal
Volume:
61
Pages:
23–44
Publication date:
2020-12-05
Acceptance date:
2019-10-06
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2158-1681
ISSN:
0146-4094
Language:
English
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uuid:b7961ef1-8d20-4ae6-b9c7-af4bb49aa4b2
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1066649
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2019-10-28

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