THE REAL MESSIAH BLOG: The name 'Marqe' and the vocative tense

The name 'Marqe' and the vocative tense

copyright 2008 Stephan Huller

by Rory Boid (personal correspondence)

A suggestion by Moshe Florentin. The reason that names from Greek and Latin have the suffix [e] in Samaritan Aramaic as in Marqe T.ût.e and others is that the they were taken over in the form of the vocative case. I think would explain some of the Jewish Aramaic forms. I can think of an analogy. The name Hamish has been borrowed into English in the vocative form. Hamish (proper Gaelic spelling Shéamais) is the vocative case of Seamus (proper Gaelic spelling Séamas) meaning James = Jacob. You might well wonder about the forms.

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