Sentence Examples


  • Ethgattal; and the causative agtel makes ettaqtal.
  • The import of the prefixes - me (meng, men, men, mem), pe (peng, pen, pen, pem), ber (bel), per, pbl, ka, di, ter, - and affixes - an, kan, i, lah - will best appear from the following examples - root word 'ajar, to teach, to learn; mengajar, to instruct (expresses an action); belajar, to study (state or condition); mengajari, to instruct (some one, trans.); mengajarkan, to instruct (in something, causative); pengajar, the instructor; pelajar, the learner; pengajaran, the lesson taught, also the school; pelajaran, the lesson learnt; diajar, to be learnt; terajar, learnt; terajarkan, taught; terajari, instructed; [peraja (from raja, prince), to recognize as prince; perajakan, to crown as prince; karajaan, ]; ajarkanlah, teach !
  • " him," " her," " the man," &c.), ldtok, " I see " (indefinite); the insertion of the causative, frequentative, diminutive and potential syllables after the root of the verb, e.g.
  • Another explanation, which appears first in Jewish authors of the middle ages and has found wide acceptance in recent times, derives the name from the causative of the verb; He (who) causes things to be, gives them being; or calls events into existence, brings them to pass; with many individual modifications of interpretation - creator, lifegiver, fulfiller of promises.
  • A serious objection to this theory in every form is that the verb hayah, " to be," has no causative stem in Hebrew; to express the ideas which these scholars find in the name Yahweh the language employs altogether different verbs.

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