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פתח פתחי imperative

Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by Chazz, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Chazz Senior Member


    how is it pronounced in the imperative form?

    פתח ftach? (et ha delet) ?

    פתחי - ftechi? (et ha delet)
  2. origumi Senior Member

    The forms you wrote are called sometimes "new imperative", where the future tiftach / tiftechi is shortened to construct an imperative form. They are common in colloquial Hebrew.
    In "classic" Hebrew it's ptach / pitchi.
  3. arielipi Senior Member

    I never heard anyone say ftakh as the imperative... if they do use the imperative they will also say p. otherwise its the future tense.
  4. origumi Senior Member

    I have heard. And see it as one of the examples in Bolozky's Colloquial Hebrew imperatives revisited (Language Science, volume 31, 2009).

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