[b-hebrew] Psalm 8: 6[5] Teaterehu

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 06:39:52 EDT 2007


On 4/24/07, Pere Porta wrote:

> Please, why do you write TeATREHU for a male actor and TAATRYIHU for a
> female actress?
>
> Why this difference in the first syllable: Te for the masculine and TA for
> the feminine?
> Are you sure this is right?
> I think both must be "Te", namely TAV and shewa.

Dear Pere,

I have no idea where Isaac got Taatryihu, but the word in discussion is
pronounced ta(at'-t'aRE:-hu: because before a guttural the schewa takes
the vowel quality of the guttural.

Yitzhak Sapir



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