Talk:Prefixes in Hebrew

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Unhelpful list[edit]

Most of the examples in the section "Non Otiyot HaShimush" aren't useful. For example, in the word אִינְטְרָנֶט the prefix (intra-) is just part of a whole borrowed word (intranet). By contrast, אַנְטִי-חֹמֶר is truly helpful, as it shows a borrowed prefix in use with a native Hebrew word (anti-homer - antimatter). SamEV (talk) 00:16, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Vowels of ב/ל/כ/ה in Modern Hebrew[edit]

I'm not a native speaker, but I'm pretty sure that most of the complicated rules for the vowels associated with the prefixes ב/ל/כ/ה do not apply in Modern Hebrew, except maybe in very formal registers. My understanding is that ב/ל/כ always take an /e/ vowel except when they combine with the definite article or in some fossilized forms (e.g. בשביל "bishvil", where rule 2 applies). Similarly, the definite article is always (h)a-, and never he-. (talk) 22:03, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Tu BiShvat uses an /i/, and HeHalutz uses /e/. -- (talk) 12:21, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Interesting Boiler Plate over a year old now.[edit]

Is this boiler plate appropriate to this article: "This article improperly uses one or more religious texts as primary sources without referring to secondary sources that critically analyze them. Please help improve this article by adding references to reliable secondary sources, with multiple points of view. (February 2014)"? Was this boiler plate designed for articles which quote the Bible to prove a doctrine? Is that boiler plate really appropriate to an article on morphology? As I scan this article I see some footnotes to the Bible, but most of the article looks like references to words in modern Hebrew, much having little to do with a "religious text." (PeacePeace (talk) 06:29, 18 June 2016 (UTC))

Mem should not have its own section[edit]

Bet, kaf, and lamed are in the section "Inseparable prepositions", and then a separate section is made especially for mem, called "Other prepositions". I don't see what makes mem different than the three "Inseparable prepositions". I suppose one might argue that the letter mem is merely a contraction for the word "min", and so it really is "separable", but if so, then that should appear in the article. Otherwise, all four ought to be together. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:19, 24 April 2017 (UTC)