Sentence Examples

  • There are three declensions, each with a definite and indefinite form; the genitive, dative and ablative are usually represented by a single termination; the vocative is formed by a final o, as memmo from memme, " mother."
  • The ociational term, in the genitive, may be added to the forma- a~ nal term to indicate the relationship of the formation and the for iociation; thus, a plant association of A mmophila arenaria lea onging to the plant formation of the sand dunes may be pl;ignated an Arenarion Ammo philae-arenaricie (cf.
  • In the order of words, the genitive follows the noun it governs, and, as usual in such cases, the relations of time and place are indicated by prefixes, not by suffixes.
  • The Syriac noun has three states - the absolute (used chiefly in adjectival or participial predicates, but also with numerals and negatives, in adverbial phrases, &c.), the construct (which, as in Hebrew, must be immediately followed by a genitive), and the emphatic (see above).
  • Syriac is not, like Arabic and Hebrew, confined to the use of the construct for the ordinary expression of the genitive or possessive relation: for it has a preposition (d) which expresses " of," " belonging to."

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