42 Two Radical Verbs with Short Vowel (So-Called ע״ע Verbs)
42.1 General Comments
These verbs, which were originally two radicals, have a short vowel in the stem syllable with a doubled 2nd radical (*sabb).
In some forms, the 2nd radical is repeated as the 3rd radical, thus the three-radical forms appear. Among others, this is the case in the 3ms Qal afformative conjugation. For that reason, one can refer to these verbs as three-radical roots (סבב) .1
The following are always formed strongly:
42.2 Features of the Weak Forms
In principle, a short vowel stands in the stem syllable (i.e., the syllable that begins with the 1st radical). Only u (Qal) and i (Hif‘il) are lengthened in the tone syllable to o or e, respectively. ← 129 | 130 →
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