Qames or Qames-Hatuph
Lisbeth S. Fried
lizfried at umich.edu
Mon Jan 7 08:35:20 EST 2002
Goodness me! I think I will have to get that book.
From: Bearpecs at aol.com [mailto:Bearpecs at aol.com]
Sent: Mon, January 07, 2002 3:17 AM
To: Biblical Hebrew
Subject: Re: Qames or Qames-Hatuph
In a message dated 1/6/02 11:16:12 PM Eastern Standard Time,
lizfried at umich.edu writes:
a closed syllable is one that ends in a consonant, no?
Watch out for the metheg!!
Compare the word we'okhla in Genesis 27:19 and the word we'akhela in
Leviticus 26:38. The only difference is the metheg under the aleph in
Leviticus 26:38. The metheg indicates that the syllables are we-'a-khela in
Lev26:38 whereas in Gen27:19 the syllables are we-'okh-la. (Notice that the
metheg not only makes the qamatz a qamatz qatan, but also makes the shewa a
shewa na` [mobile].)
Only one small vertical stroke distinguishes the different pronunciations
of these two very different words (Gen: "and you will eat"; Lev: "and she
This example comes from an invaluable reference: _The Ohs and Ahs of
Torah Reading: A Guide to the Kamatz Katan in the Torah, the Haftarot and
Yodan Publishing, Mountain View CA, 1998
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