|o||direct object marker|
One language code is prefixed to the entire morphological
parsing string, including prefixes, main word and suffixes.
<w lemma="b/7225" morph="HR/Ncfsa">בְּ/רֵאשִׁ֖ית</w>
<w lemma="1254 a" morph="HVqp3ms">בָּרָ֣א</w>
<w lemma="430" morph="HNcmpa">אֱלֹהִ֑ים</w>
<w lemma="853" morph="HTo">אֵ֥ת</w>
<w lemma="d/8064" morph="HTd/Ncmpa">הַ/שָּׁמַ֖יִם</w>
<w lemma="c/853" morph="HC/To">וְ/אֵ֥ת</w>
<w lemma="d/776" morph="HTd/Ncfsa">הָ/אָֽרֶץ</w><seg type="x-sof-pasuq">׃</seg>
Beginner's Guide and FAQ
The following guide is for newcomers to orient you to the parsing practices of the project. It can serve also as a list of "frequently asked questions" for those familiar with the project but needing a quick answer to certain questions.
If you are new to the project or would like to contribute, you must register at http://hb.openscriptures.org/OshbParse/index.php. We also recommending joining the Google Group to keep abreast of discussion about the project, to ask questions not addressed on this page, or to report problems with the site.
- Parse what you know, but do not worry that your work is the last word. In other words, if you are unsure of a particular parsing, just move to the next word and let someone else pick it up. Before your parsing is accepted and released, an editor will check it and verify that it is correct.
- How do I parse vav (or waw) consecutives? There is no option for vav consecutives. Instead, we parse verbs in a sequence in narrative by identifying them in the verb conjugation type. Traditionally grammars talked about vav consecutive + imperfect. More recently, however, that approach has been replaced by transliterations of the head term of a conjugation type due to the ongoing debate about how to understand such verb sequences in narrative. In this project we parse those wayyiqtol verbs as 'sequential imperfect' and the weqatal as 'sequential perfect.'
- How do I tell the difference between perfect and sequential perfect? The vowel pointing under the vav before the perfect is the same as before the sequential perfect. Context is one indicator: is the verb part of a narrative sequence? Are there discourse markers indicating that this verb refers to future time? The only indicator in the form is that the accent in the sequential perfect falls on the final syllable, but when the vav is copulative (not sequential/consecutive) the accent is on the penultimate syllable. For this, see van der Merwe, et al., A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar, §21.3.
- What part of speech are numerals? You may parse them as adjectives or nouns (see the cardinal and ordinal types above). In special cases, such as אֶחַד, a numeral may functional adverbially. Parse according to usage.