..if a root Hebrew word is simply the characters without the vowels added or not
The word "root" refers to the basic 3-letter combinations in Semitic languages like Hebrew and Aramaic from which most verbs and nouns are built. It has nothing at all to do with the vowels, which themselves were only added to the basic consonantal text in the Middle Ages.
An example in Hebrew is the 3-letter combination of ילד, from which multiple verbs and nouns are built, such as 1) v. to bear children; 2) n. children; 3) m.n. boy; 4) f.n. girl; 5) f.n. midwife, and so on. You can see the actual Hebrew forms if you look up 3205 יָלַד 497 in the BDB Abridged.
In English, the words "bear (children)," "children," "boy," "girl," "midwife" are all totally different words, but in Hebrew, all these would have the root יָלַד within them. I recommend a basic Hebrew grammar (Ross, Pratico Van-Pelt, etc.) to learn these basics.
Noteworthy is that I find there are lexicons on sale now, but I am thinking I might save up to get the Greek/Hebrew Discoverer. What would be prudent?
All I'll say to this is that Accordance as a company does very well at not double-charging users for modules that they already own. In other words, if you were to buy certain resources now, and then later down the road purchase a Collection that has those resources within it, Accordance would most likely not charge you again for something you already own. Personally, I think Collections can be the most cost-effective approach to building your library, especially when they are on sale. You almost always will get a better deal overall when you buy a collection, versus just one module at a time. (The exception might be when there is a storewide sale, which seems to happen a few times a year).
Also, can't do a search for the word 'ov [H0178] which appears once in 1 Sam. but I don't know where.
Look in 1 Samuel 28:7-8.
Edited by TYA, 11 March 2020 - 09:41 PM.