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Chapter Three: On The Categories Of Words That Are Used In Speech

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Speech consists of disconnected sounds arranged in a certain way. It is possible for a word to be used by one nation and to not be part of the linguistic usage of others. Thus, the Hebrew language is not used by the Europeans, the Persians, and others. Language consists of three categories of words: nouns, verbs, particles. There is no difference between the terms 'servile element' and 'particle'. The definition of a verb is something that conveys a meaning and refers to a specific time. An aleph attached to the imperative refers specifically to somebody who reports about himself, a yod refers to someone about who is reported about while he is absent, a nun to a group of people reporting about themselves, and the taw to somebody one encounters.

Keywords: aleph; Hebrew language; nouns; particles; speech; taw; verbs; yod



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