Oham is based on this thought: in a quite general way, every Hebrew word belongs to one of the following eight parts:
Part N, consisting only of root letters.
Part P, consisting of root letters that are preceded by a Prefix.
Part I, consisting of root letters between which an Infix has been inserted.
Part S, consisting of root letters with an added Suffix.
Part PI, consisting of root letters with a Prefix and an Infix.
Part IS, consisting of root letters with an Infix and a Suffix.
Part PS, consisting of root letters with a Prefix and a Suffix.
Part PIS, consisting of root letters with a Prefix, an Infix and a Suffix.
But Hebrew words can consist of one root letter, of two root letters or of three root letters.
Words consisting of one root letter are called words m
Words consisting of two root letters are called words d
Words consisting of three root letters are called words t.
Remark: Hebrew words consisting of only a root consonant do exist in isolation only for study purposes. In the practice they are prefixed to other words or themselves take a suffix... We could list within this word kind -one root consonant- prepositions like בּ, ל, מ, the conjunctions ו, ש, the article ה and a few others.
A similar thing occurs in English:
There are in English words consisting of two letters: me, he, it, of, do...
and words consisting of three letters: dog, eye, man, sky, ink...
Once this becomes clear, the path to the mastering of Hebrew has lost a deal of the fearful haunting ideas in the learners' mind.
As for practical purposes this are the links that open the corresponding Indexes:
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