[b-hebrew] Vowel question
yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 16:36:41 EDT 2005
On 8/20/05, Yigal Levin wrote:
> Shalom all,
> The third word in Deut. 5:24 (vs. 27 in the English), "and hear", is voacalized
> "u$ama(", with a hataph patah under the shin, instead of the expected sheva.
> Any ideas why?
My concordance lists it as the pausal form of the word, pointing out
it appears also
in 2 Kings 19:16, Isaiah 37:17, and Daniel 9:18. The qamats in place
of the patah
is also a difference from the normal form. Perhaps the hataf patah comes to
stress the schwa which might otherwise be taken for a silent schwa.
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