[b-hebrew] About Dagesh's
if at math.bu.edu
Fri Jun 13 16:05:43 EDT 2008
Here are two instances of a dagesh having apparently the sole purpose
of marking the first letter of a word; specifically, to warn against
the moving of an U from the end of a word to the beginning of the next.
1. קוּמוּ צְּאוּ מִתּוֹךְ עַמִּי, Exodus
12:31, to prevent the reading QUM UC)U.
2. קוּמוּ סְּעוּ וְעִבְרוּ אֶת-נַחַל
אַרְנֹן, Deuteronomy 2:24, to prevent the reading QUM US(U.
Isaac Fried, Boston University
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