[b-hebrew] Gen 1:16 Tifha

kgraham0938 at comcast.net kgraham0938 at comcast.net
Tue Sep 5 11:06:57 EDT 2006

I think Yonah has the right idea.  The maqqef just links two or more words together into a single accentual unit & that the words should be pronouced together without a separate stress.  Other than that I don't think it's a big deal.

Kelton Graham 
KGRAHAM0938 at comcast.net

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From: "Chris and Nel" <wattswestmaas at eircom.net> 

> Hi Kelton, you said: 
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> I always took the tifha marker to act like a comma instead of making 
> something repeat itself twice. I would take the "ve`et hacocaviym' as a 
> third object of the verb `asah. 
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> 1. Please could you tell me why there is no maqqef joining the et and the 
> final word? This all seems irrelevant because in one sense the meaning is 
> still one of clarity. I am simply trying to understand the masoretes' 
> descisions here to put this in or leave that out etc etc. 
> thankyou, 
> Chris 
> Ireland. 
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