I am trying to do a couple searches for specific vowel patterns in Hebrew. One search I am trying to do is to find all nouns with a מִ prefix. This is how I would think to do the search:
=םִ[email protected] [NOUN common]
Of course, it shows up the other way in my screen, but the problem is that whenever I type in a ? after the מ, it turns into a final, and this seems to prevent any results from showing. If I put an *, I no longer have that problem, but then I don't get the results I want (since I get things like מִין). Any solutions to this?
The other search I am trying to do should be fairly easy, but it isn't working for me for whatever reason. I am just trying to find all strong verbs in Qal, so I am searching for the vowel pattern קָטַל. Here is my search:
=?ָ?ַ[email protected] [VERB qal]
I get zero hits with this. When I take out the tag, I get things like מָתַי, so I know it is reading the vowels correctly, but it is excluding everything from the results except for the verbs, the thing that I want. I am having the same problem with the qotel pattern.
Maybe there is something simple that I am not doing correctly? I searched for the segolates in the same way with no problems. Any help would be appreciated.