[b-hebrew] consonant vowel order of )EHYEH & YAHWEH
David P Donnelly
davedonnelly1 at juno.com
Tue Sep 27 18:55:41 EDT 2005
Read, James C K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk
Mon Sep 26 19:39:31 EDT 2005 wrote:
However, try as I might
I just cannot humanly pronounce this word
with such syllabic separations
without inserting a vocal schwa between the two syllables:
According to b-hebrew transcription guidlines,
the name you are analyzing is transcribed as "YaH:WeH"
I believe that the shewa between the two syllables is a silent shewa,
[a syllable divider],
not a vocal shewa.
Page H. Kellys "Biblical Hebrew , An Introductory Grammar" says
on page 13:
The silent shewa, on the other hand, only stands beneath a consonant that
ends a syllable.
The silent shewa, therefore may also be referred to as a syllable
At the link above you will find an image of my dissection of "YaH:WeH".
Hopefully it is correct.
An icon which appears at the lower right of the image,
allows you to enlarge the image.
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