short or long
Trevor & Julie Peterson
06peterson at cua.edu
Sun Jan 13 07:15:47 EST 2002
Actually, it would be a long-a in every case that I can think of. The use of
the meteg to specify is inconsistent, so you have to go by morphology where
it's absent. Assuming we're talking about G-stem (Qal) verbs and the perfect
tense-form, the 3ms always has a long-a. The shva results from vowel
reduction, so it marks the consonant as its own syllable. (My understanding
is that it's not pronounced that way in Modern Hebrew, but it still tells
you that the preceding vowel is a, not o.)
From: Polycarp66 at aol.com [mailto:Polycarp66 at aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2002 1:31 AM
To: Biblical Hebrew
Subject: Re: short or long
In a message dated 1/13/2002 12:10:06 AM Eastern Standard Time,
hebrew2day at hotmail.com writes:
In the 3rd person plural (M or F) perfect tense how do you tell if the
vowel is long or short, or if the shva is silent or vocal?
I know the functions of the shva, but when the vowel is a gamets(before
conjugated) does it change?
Gen 1.21 $fR:CW.
Since a syllable must begin on a consonant (unless it's a shureq), and
since there is no metheg to indicate the beginning of a new syllable this
must be divided
$fR: | CW.
The accent here is Milra' (on the last syllable). This means that the "f"
is in a closed and UNACCENTED syllable. It therefore must be hames-qatuph.
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