Qames or Qames-Hatuph
gathas at hotkey.net.au
Mon Jan 7 22:03:00 EST 2002
A shewa that is the fourth item in a syllable will always be a silent shewa that closes a syllable.
In any other positions, the shewa will end the syllable, but it will be an open syllable.
PS- Shewa will usually not be written as the last item in a word.
As for the word "all" (KWL) -- I was taught to take the shortened form (with qames hatuf) with a
maqqef as being in construct with the followingf word, thus yielding "All of..." (not just
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