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פתח פתחי imperative

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

  1. Chazz Senior Member

    Dutch
    hi,

    how is it pronounced in the imperative form?

    פתח ftach? (et ha delet) ?

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

    Hebrew
    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

    Israel
    Hebrew
    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

    Hebrew
    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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