30 The Forms of the Nif‘al
30.2 Afformative Conjugation
The feature of the stem, the prefix נִ (on “na” → § 10.4), forms a closed syllable with the 1st radical. It is unchanged in all perfect forms.
As in the Qal, the a with the 2nd radical is preserved before consonantal afformatives; it disappears before vowel afformatives.
30.3 Preformative Conjugation
In the forms of the imperfect class, the Nun of the prefix assimilates to the 1st radical. After the doubling of the 1st radical stands a long â. ← 88 | 89 →
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