All four volumes of the Maskilon are a handy 5 by 7 inches. The Maskilon II is only 257 pages, yet you can see, by perusing the table of contents below, that it is quite comprehensive. This is Dr. Solomonik's long-time bestseller. It is easy to understand and includes exercises with the answers. For a serious student of the Hebrew language, this can be the most valuable of the four-volume set.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction   v
Preface   vi
Alphabet   x

 

MORPHOLOGY

CHAPTER I - NOUNS

Gender of Hebrew Nouns   11
Hebrew Nouns - Number   19
Hebrew Nouns - Duel Number   27
Declension of Hebrew Nouns   31
Hebrew Nouns - Smichut   34
Definite Article - '   42
Patterns of Noun Formation   46

CHAPTER II - ADJECTIVES

Gender of Hebrew Adjectives   56
Number of Hebrew Adjectives   58
Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives   59
Hebrew Adjectives in Smichut form   62
Patterns of Adjective Formation   62

CHAPTER III - NUMERALS

Cardinal Numerals   70
Cardinal Numbers in Smichut   73
Ordinal Numerals   75
Particulars on the Use of Hebrew Numberals   77
Fractions   78
Gematria   80

CHAPTER IV - PRONOUNS

Personal Pronouns   83
Demonstrative Pronouns   86
Interrogative Pronouns   88
Relative Pronouns   91
Pronominal Suffixes   92
Reflexive and Mutual Relationships   94
Indefinite Pronouns   96

CHAPTER V - VERBS

Present Tense   100
Past Tense   106
Future Tense   108
Roots and binyanim   111
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Roots, Mishkalim, and Bases   153
What are G'zarot   155
Full G'zarot   157
G'zarot with Unpronounced Syllables   158
G'zarot with Root-letters which disappear   173
Gutteral Letters and the Letter '   179
Imperative Mood   188
Infinitive   193
Subjunctive Mood   196
Verbs with Pronominal Endings   197
Verbal Nouns   198

 

CHAPTER VI - ADVERBS   203
CHAPTER VII - PREPOSITIONS   207
CHAPTER VIII - CONJUNCTIONS   217

SYNTAX

CHAPTER IX - SIMPLE SENTENCES

Components of a sentence   221
Linking Verb   224
Word Order in the Simple Sentence   226
Order of Words in the Interrogative Sentence   228
Negative Sentences   230
Indefinite and Impersonal Sentences   232

 

CHAPTER X - COMPOUND SENTENCES   233

CHAPTER XI - COMPLEX SENTENCES

Subject Clause   237
Predicate Clause   239
Object Clause   240
Attributive Clause   242
Modifying Clause of Place   245
Modifying Clause of Time   246
Modifying Causative Clause   248
Modifying Clause of Purpose   250
Modifying Clause of Manner   251
Modifying Clause of Concesssion   253
Modifying Clause of Condition   254