36 Weak Verbs with Nun as the 1st Radical (פ״נ Verbs)
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36 Weak Verbs with Nun as the 1st Radical (נ״פ Verbs)
With weak forms of נ״פ verbs, the 1st radical either assimilates or falls out.
36.1 Forms with Assimilation
A נ (Nun) at the end of a syllable has assimilated with the following consonant, which therefore appears doubled (Dagesch forte). For that reason, with Pe-Nun, weak forms appear in every place where the 1st radical closes a preformative syllable. And this is the case in the Qal imperfect, in the Nif‘al perfect, and in the entire Hif‘il and Hof‘al. A feature of the weak forms is a Dagesch forte in the first visible radical.1
Overview of Assimilation with I-נ Verbs
II-guttural verbs keep the Nun, thus forming no weak forms. (Ni “to regret”) with virtual doubling is an exception. ← 105 | 106 →
36.2 Tables of the Qal PC
36.3 Weak Imperatives and Infinitives
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