[b-hebrew] Accent

Trevor Peterson 06PETERSON at cua.edu
Tue Sep 23 13:54:07 EDT 2003


>===== Original Message From "Pere Porta Roca" <pporta at tinet.fut.es> =====
>Forgive me for my ignorance.
>
>The word 'taqiymnah' (Jer 44:25): which syllable does the tonic accent fall
>on: 'qiym' o 'nah'?  (In my bible both syllables carry an accent)

This particular accent must always be written on the last syllable (ultima). 
If the actual accent in the word appears before the ultima, the accent is 
written twice. So, if you see it more than once, read with the stress on the 
first accent mark and ignore the second. In this case, the stress in 
penultimate.

Trevor Peterson
CUA/Semitics




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