Bobby McGee (quietpathos) wrote in learn_hebrew,

Hebrew Grammar (Prefixes, Suffixes), etc.

What does ת at the beginning of a word do to it? Here is a sentence from a translated Britney Spears song (don't laugh).

תגידו מה שאתם רוצים עליי
in the original English it is "say what you want about me"

For the life of me, I can't figure out why they put a tav there, or what it means. Wouldn't you use an imperative in this instance?

I know a ת at the end of the word makes it past tense, for example אימא לי מותת (which is unfortunately true). What about at the beginning?

Anyone have an exhaustive book on this? I love grammar and I have a knack for memorising rules and such...

P.S., the video with Hebrew subtitles can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QlE5ydSVbs

(and I would also LOVE if anyone knew where 311 translations were)
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