[b-hebrew] Which reading?
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 17:08:59 EST 2010
Transliterations from different times and places show that the pronunciation
preserved in the Masoretic points refer to a tradition from a particular
time and place. With that being the case, we have at best only an educated
guess (and different people guess differently) as to what the Biblical
pronunciation originally was.
With that being said, you are correct as to how the Masoretes would have
pronounced the word. The Latin transliteration you found is from a different
time and place from the Masoretic pronunciation.
Karl W. Randolph.
On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 1:57 AM, Pere Porta <pporta7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The last word in Ps 91:7 is YIGF$, he will come near.
> I read in a version, that gives the Hebrew text transliterated to Latin
> characters, that this is read as "yigAsh" (vowel A).
> I'm wondering whether this reading is right as concerns vowel A.
> Is the qamats under gimel a normal qamats? Or rather is it a qamats qaton?
> The usual vowels for the Qal Imperf. 3rd person singular masculine of verbs
> pe-nun are I and O, as in Jb 14:18, Dt 32:43...
> If so, the A in "yigAsh" would be a qamats qaton and thus should be read as
> with vowel 'o': "yigOsh", as it happens too with verb "nafal" in Ps 35:8:
> Yipol and not Yipal.
> Am I right?
> Pere Porta
> (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
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