[b-hebrew] root pronunciation query

Leslie Train ltrain at oise.utoronto.ca
Thu Nov 9 22:56:55 EST 2006


In Hosea 14.6, how is the word for 'its roots' to be pronounced? The 
singular root has a short o under the first -sh-, but it would appear 
that in the plural the vowel changes to a qamets gadol. Is it 
analogous to 'head' - o vowel in the singular, and qamets in the 
plural, or should it have a qamets qatan under the first 'sh, and be 
pronounced shorashim?

Thank you in advance for your input

Les Train




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