[b-hebrew] Hataf qames / qames

Christopher V. Kimball mail at cvkimball.com
Wed Oct 18 15:47:25 EDT 2006

Is the hataf qames always pronounced with an "o" sound?

Why did the Masoretes choose a single vowel, qames, to represent either 
an "ah" sound or (for a non-accented, closed syllable) an "o" sound?

Chris Kimball

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