[b-hebrew] Amos 6:3

B. M. Rocine brocine at twcny.rr.com
Sun Oct 23 16:30:43 EDT 2005

Hi Yigal,

hamnaddiym is Piel.  The dagesh which customarily appears with the 
definite article customarily drops out of the mem of a Piel participle. 
It is similar, I believe, to the way the dagesh disappears from the 
prefixed pronoun of wayyiqtol verbs in Piel (i.e. wayqittel).  The idea 
is that the one word can only bear the strengthening of one consonant, 
and the thematic strengthening of Piel wins.


Yigal Levin wrote:
> Dear all,
> Assuming that the initial letter he in the first word of this verse is the definite article, can anyone tell me why there is no dagesh in the mem that follows it?
> Thank you,
> Yigal

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