Pere Casanellas pere.casanellas at
Mon Sep 6 18:27:16 EDT 1999

At 15:45 05/09/99 -0400, Jim wrote on the word Yerushalayim:

>The yod is always optional because it is a matres.  Just as the waw is
>always optional.


>Take a look at Gesenius' discussion of the matres lectiones.

Please, could you explain where does Gesenius explain that a yod after a
patah can be a mater lectionis? On the contrary, you could read Joüon § 7.d
and § 19.d.



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