short or long

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Sun Jan 13 17:03:54 EST 2002


Not quite only this - shewa does occur under some word final vowels which
are neither kaf nor in second-person suffixes, but only where there is a
final consonant cluster. There is a considerable number of other words with
a final shewa, the first of which is WAY."$:T: in Gen 9:21.

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Trevor & Julie Peterson [mailto:06peterson at cua.edu]
> Sent: 13 January 2002 16:16
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: RE: short or long
>
>
> I'm not sure what the question means. Most words don't close with a shva.
> Final kaf always has some sort of vowel under it, so it often has a silent
> shva. Otherwise, I think the most you're going to see is the on some
> second-person suffixes, but that's a special case where you have a final
> consonant cluster. The shva is silent, but the preceding syllable
> is closed.
>
> Trevor Peterson
> CUA/Semitics
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: yosef limbers [mailto:hebrew2day at hotmail.com]
> > Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2002 4:02 PM
> > To: Biblical Hebrew
> > Subject: short or long
> >
> [snipped]
> >
> >   GEORGE ATHAS said :"A shewa that is the fourth item in a syllable will
> > always be a silent shewa that
> > closes a syllable."
> >
> >  Does this apply to word?
> >
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