[b-hebrew] Amos 6:3

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Oct 24 01:00:55 EDT 2005


Thanks.

Yigal
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Amos 6:3


> 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.
>
> Shalom,
> Bryan
>
> 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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