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Nevertheless, Schneider appears uncertain in the case of the CNC. His ﬁrst example turns out to be, of all things, Gen 1:2a with hyh! He hesitated to include clauses of the order “temporal modiﬁer–verb–subject” 53 or clauses in which a nominal (but not the subject) member of the clause precedes the verb (for example, Gen 1:5b: hl:y]l: ar;q; Ëv≤j øl"w] ‘but the darkness he named night’) among the CNCs. 4). Indeed, the clause in Ps 11:4c (Wzj”y, wyn;y[E) also fails to describe a state, but in this case the native Arabic 50.
Put another way, as if the thesis is much tighter than it at ﬁrst seems, this means: whether or not an order of clausal elements occurs as a verbal clause is decided only by the position of the subject. Michel did not attempt to establish this isolation of the subject. From the perspective of a valency grammar, that is, a grammar in which the verb is the dominating sentence core, such a thesis seems downright absurd. ” 62 Along with Nyberg, Michel terms the preceding subject of the CNC the ‘supra-subject’ (Übersubjekt), and it can (but need not) be identical with the subject of the verbal clause = predicate of the CNC.
1909, p. 470, §140). The parenthetical modiﬁcation was ﬁrst added in the 1909 (28th) edition. The English translation is slightly different from Cowley, Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar, 450, §140a–d. 27. , 1909; pp. 475, §141; 477, §142). In §142 he makes a rather unclear attempt to distinguish hyh as a full verb (resulting in a verbal clause) and as a copula (resulting in a nominal clause). 28. Ibid. , 1889) 438, §141. 29. Ibid. , 1909) 474, §141. 30. In §143 he speaks of casus pendens. 31. Reckendorf, Die syntaktischen Verhältnisse des Arabischen; Brockelmann, Grundriß der vergleichenden Grammatik.