Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Adjectives in Aramaic

Adjectives in Aramaic may be positioned before or after the noun they describe.
  1. The absolute state of the adjective  is used when positioned before the noun.
  2. When adjectives are used after the noun, they agree in state with it.
  3. Adjectives agree in number and gender with the noun.

Examples:
tab=good
malaka=angel,the angel

Before the noun
tab malaka
tab (absolute,1nd rule above) malaka (emphatic)
The angel is good.

After the noun
malaka taba
malaka (empathic case,2st rule) taba (also empathic,2st rule)
the good angel




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