[b-hebrew] Past tense with gutterals
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Thu Jun 5 19:27:20 EDT 2008
On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 10:59 PM, Daniel Glas wrote:
> Yes, in the standard Modern Hebrew pronunciation they sound the same - nata
> and nata.
No, in Modern Israeli Hebrew, they have different syllabic structures.
Also, in Masoretic Hebrew, there was no schwa na in the feminine form.
The Masoretes were quite clear about this.
> Also, the correct form in Modern Hebrew IS bahara, though many native
> speakers WOULD say it without the A, as I've experienced.
I am not aware of this at all.
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