[b-hebrew] shewa in imperative
VadimCherny at mail.ru
Fri Jun 24 03:22:32 EDT 2005
This becomes ridiculous. Of course, accent and vowel length are affected by
usage, and differ between neutral, question, and exclamation.
Imperatives are still pronounced with strong intonation in Arabic, and
likely were pronounced the same way in BH--if anything, intonation was still
stronger because of the prevailing gutturals.
It is also self-evident that the extremely strong pronounciation of
imperatives, in military commands, reduces the first vowel. The same thing
is likely for BH imperatives.
> Mr. Cherny obviously is lacking in his understanding of English. There
> are two distinct pronunciations of "harass" which are not determined by
> the context in which they are found or the use to which they are put.
> Ha ' - es or
> Ha - ras '
> The pronunciation used is determined by the preference of the one using
> the term and not by its usage.
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