BTW, in Hebrew, the construct state also joins the two nouns into a single syntactical unit. They become, in essence, one word: you cannot attach a ha- (the) to one part and not another, and you cannot insert an adjective between them, AFAIK. Keeping in mind it's been years since I've cracked a Hebrew grammar. On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Krista Casada <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > What textbook are you using? I've been curious about Ge'ez for a while, > but have very little material on it. > > Krista Casada > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Leland Kusmer <[log in to unmask]> > Date: Friday, February 24, 2012 12:50 pm > Subject: Re: Reverse genative? > To: [log in to unmask] > > > > > I'm sorry, I'm not far enough along in my studies to answer that > > with any > > confidence. I haven't encountered situations where they could be > > separated,and the textbook does introduce the construct state as > > specificallyoccurring in noun-noun sequences, so I suspect the > > answer is "yes". > > > > -Leland > > > -- Second Person, a chapbook of poetry by Patrick Dunn, is now available for order from Finishing Line Press<http://www.finishinglinepress.com/NewReleasesandForthcomingTitles.htm> and Amazon<http://www.amazon.com/Second-Person-Patrick-Dunn/dp/1599249065/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1324342341&sr=8-2>.