Word: Between (referring to measurements)



"This specimen must be stored at a temperature between 27 and 81 SImyon." "This carseat is suitable for infants weighing between one and six cheb."

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  1. It would be cool if you could reverse it like other conjunctions to indicate states 'in between' verbs of quality:

    loS jaj vagh jaj C poQ jInmol.
    The project will take between four and five days.

    maw' Ɔ val SeQpIr lut nuvpu' law'.
    Many of Shakespeare's characters are in between wisdom and insanity. 

  2. Between

    There are two ways to say "between", depending on meaning.

    (1) "between A and B" means "at some (perhaps unknown) point between A and B". In this case, A and B are the extremes of a range. The construction makes use of rav "minimum" and 'aqroS "maximum": rav A 'aqroS B…  For example, rav cha' 'uj(mey) 'aqroS loS 'uj(mey) 'ab "has a length between two and four ujes" (it's at least two ujes long and no more than four).

    (2) "between A and B" means the full stretch of time (or distance or whatever), from one end of the span to the other. In this case, the noun qubbID is used: DaSjaj buqjaj (je) qubbID maleng "we travel Monday to Friday" or "we travel between Monday and Friday". Compare: DaSjaj buqjaj (je) qubbID maghom "we meet between Monday and Friday, we meet Moday to Friday" and rav DaSjaj 'aqroS buqjaj maghom "we meet between Moday and Friday, we meet at some point between Monday and Friday".


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