[b-hebrew] About Dagesh's

Vadim Cherny him at vadimcherny.org
Wed Jun 18 13:27:09 EDT 2008

Not really.
mama has first long [a]
mamma has first short [a]
In Hebrew, that would be two different words.

Vadim Cherny

Bill Rea wrote:
> In cases where a doubling of a letter would change the meaning of a word
> people are quite capable of pronouncing a word without the doubling. For
> example mamma (with two m-s) can easily be pronounced differently from
> mama

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