More I-Yod

I just did a little search and was pleased to find that there are only 13 I-Yod verbs which occur over 100 times.

Thanks encouraging. I’ve made a little list of them:

I-Yod (more than 50x)

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I-Yod Verbs

I might be wrong; but I think I’ve got everything covered when I say that there are only three options for a I-Yod verb:

  1. It says where it is but quiesces – so it’s obvious. (for example יָטַב in imperfect is יִיטַב)
  2. It disappears:
    1. like a I-Nun – so look for a dagesh in the second root letter – but this type is quite rare.
    2. The vowel under the preformative undergoes compensatory lengthening (i.e. it goes to a tsere instead of a hireq)
  3. It changes into a waw (in stems like Niphal, Hiphil and Hophal)