26 Further Personal Forms of the Imperfect Class
Imperative forms appear only in the 2nd person and are distinguished according to number (sing/plur) and gender (m/f).
Imperative forms have the vocalization and the afformatives of the imperfect forms, but not their preformatives.1
The vowel afformatives i (י) and u (וּ) are accented, and in front of these the vowel of the stem syllable disappears.
With the 1st radical arises then a closed syllable with short i (→ § 10.4).
In the course of the development of a language, independent modus-forms (for demand, wish, etc.) are to a great extent lost. In Biblical Hebrew other linguistic devices have taken over their functions. Details → on this § 51.
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