[b-hebrew] shewa following conjunctive waw

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Mon Jan 26 13:59:35 EST 2004


Dear Jason,

That is my understanding, too, that the Shurek is never short in biblical
Hebrew. See GKC 9n.

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard

>In the Tiberian system, the Shurek is *always* a long vowel. I think that
>the "Shurek is nothing more than a Kubutz" statement may be more true of
>later Hebrew (Qumran, Mishnaic, Modern Ivrit), but in the Classical period
>this was not the case... so far as I've read. Perhaps I'm wrong (and that's
>quite possible), but I was under the impression that the Shurek is *never*
>short in Biblical/Classical Hebrew. Thus, you will NEVER find the Shuruk
>used in a pu'al form where the middle radical is doubled. If it is found, I
>think it can be granted that it is a later text. I would like to know,
>however, if I am just completely off-base on this.






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