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To be more specific, who first wrote that a vav ha-chibur connects words or clauses together, but the vav ha-hipukh causes a "perfect" verb to become "imperfect" (for lack of better terms), and vice-versa?

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Is this about Tanakh specifically or Biblical Hebrew in general? –  Double AA Sep 8 '13 at 7:14
    
The Hebrew language which occurs in the Tanakh. –  H3br3wHamm3r81 Sep 8 '13 at 8:20
    
Ibn Janach listed 36 senses/uses of the letter ו. Several of each of these two categories are included. –  WAF Oct 6 '13 at 12:56
    
You mean, who first articulated it as such? Probably some 19th Century German or French student of semitic languages. If you mean, who first noticed it and commented on something related to this distinction/pattern/rule, the answer probably dates back to the earliest commentators, who may be lost to us. Is this a theological question? Academic? Other? –  Seth J Oct 6 '13 at 16:45
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