Qames or Qames-Hatuph

Bearpecs at Bearpecs at
Mon Jan 7 11:10:25 EST 2002

In a message dated 1/7/02 5:41:36 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
06peterson at writes:

> the shva can be counted as closing a syllable (so-called "silent" shva) or 
> as the vowel in a syllable.

Technically, the vocal shewa is not the vowel in a syllable, it connects the 
consonant to the following consonant into one syllable.
In we'okhela. the syllables are we - 'o - khela.

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