[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53: bruises?

UUC unikom at paco.net
Sun May 23 12:20:38 EDT 2004

Dear Harold,

patah (as in haburah) is NEVER reduced to hatef.
Besides, even if reduction would be there, dagesh would remain.


Vadim Cherny

> >To begin with, haburah is a different word from havurah, since otherwise
> >cannot account for hatef (ex-kamatz) in havurah.
> HH: The hatef is there because of the 3ms pronominal suffix that has
> been added to XBRH in Isa 53:5. When you add a pronoun suffix, it
> often reduces the first vowel of the noun.
> Yours,
> Harold Holmyard
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