[b-hebrew] Qames hatuph - syllable and sheva
George.Athas at moore.edu.au
Mon Feb 28 17:39:16 EST 2011
To augment Pere's answer:
Knowledge of vocabulary helps immensely here. The first word you cite is a noun with a suffix. The basic lexical form of this word is לֵבָב, in which the qames falls in the accented syllable. It, therefore, cannot be a qames hatuph (which can only occur in unaccented syllables). This does not change when a pronominal accent is added, even though the accent shifts to another syllable.
In your second example, as Pere noted, there is a short O-class vowel being employed. This is what the paradigm requires.
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